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ad·di·so·ni·an

(ad'i-sō'nē-an),
Relating to or described by Thomas Addison; used in relation to the various features of Addison disease.
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Geoffrey Crayon as dreamer and idler presents his own comic foibles and eccentricities; he is a gentleman who displays a humorist's profile in the Addisonian sense, not deserving the full scorn of ridicule from the reader; he is someone who humors others as he would have them humor him.
Vigillius is an author in the Addisonian or Swiftian tradition, but his voice is supplanted by The Gleaner's "embodi[ment of] the joyous plurality of American life" (72).
The Addisonian spectator, for all his class-bound male-centered exclusivity, helped create the principles of the critical judgment that still shape our discourse.
One may even go so far as to apply Johnson's criticism of Virgil to himself and claim that Johnson's judgment is "overborn by his avarice" of the Addisonian "treasures." (30)
Robbie Powell's tragic case leaves us in no doubt that we need to raise awareness of Addison's, that we need our doctors to know how to recognise, treat and manage the condition and that we must work to ensure that no other Addisonian child ever dies in the same needless way as Robbie Powell.
In Nicholas Phillipson's account, Scottish intellectuals responded to the challenge of the Union--to the offer of free trade instead of a free parliament--by promoting a revolution in Scottish manners, developing through the Addisonian essay and other writings an understanding of civic morality appropriate to a commercial society: an understanding that virtue was to be found within such a society, "but away from the world of business, politics and fashion," in sociability, polite conversation, the pursuit of literature (Phillipson 26-27).
To bring Akenside's work to life, it needs to be related both to the Addisonian politeness project and to the 'patriot' programme of the late 1730s and early 1740s.
He begins with a study of the relationship of deism and aesthetics; examines the theories of Shaftesbury and Addison; turns to the novel's contribution to aesthetics at the hands of Fielding, Cleland, Sterne, and Goldsmith; and concludes with a review of the relationship of the picturesque to Addisonian theory with a kind of postscript on the evolution of commentaries on Hogarth's works.
In his essay, "Cambridge paradigms and Scotch philosophers: a study of the relations between the civic humanist and the civil jurisprudential interpretation of eighteenth-century social thought," Pocock writes: The effect of approaching the birth of political economy through the alternative paradigms of civic humanism, Addisonian morality and natural jurisprudence is that it appears to have far more to do with morality than with science.
But despite this Addisonian device and Johnsonian purposefulness, the 'Inspector' gradually reveals itself to be a subtle exploration of the possibilities of disguising a reactionary, ego-bruised maleness as merely benevolent patronizing.
The narrator's Addisonian frame separates author as well as audience from the characters and situations portrayed much as a travel narrative separates voyager from exotic natives.