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Gothic in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishGothicGoth‧ic /ˈɡɒθɪk $ ˈɡɑː-/ adjective  1 AAthe Gothic style of building was common in Western Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries and included tall pointed arches and windows and tall pillars a Gothic church2 ALAa Gothic story, film etc is about frightening things that happen in mysterious old buildings and lonely places, in a style that was popular in the early 19th century3 SLAGothic writing, printing etc has thick decorated letters
Examples from the Corpus
GothicHovers between the Gothic and Romantic Suspense genres.This forced on builders a simple form of Gothic architecture.This is perhaps because the later accretions are somewhat dwarfed amid the towering Gothic architecture.Sitte, in opposition to baroque and modern rectilinearity, advocated the Gothic free-form of mediaeval streets.The Gothic room in the old town hall should be visited.This replaced the Gothic spire of the old St Nicholas' in the 18C.