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VictorianVic‧to‧ri‧an1 /vɪkˈtɔːriən/ adjective  1 SHrelating to or coming from the period from 1837–1901 when Victoria was Queen of England a big Victorian house2 STRICTmorally strict in a way that was typical in the time of Queen Victoria Victorian values
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VictorianVictorian architectureIt may be a Victorian attitude, but we live off income, not capital.Although the old Victorian building with its spine of hutted wards was a vaguely familiar place, it was by no means home.The same story of crumbling Victorian buildings, tunnels, pipes and walls is being repeated in all Britain's major cities.Costing about £150,000, the exhibition traces the development of trams in towns and cities throughout Britain from the Victorian era.Its old courthouse, streets lined with Victorian homes and town square scream heartland.The flapper rebelled not only against Victorian manners and morality but against the body that went with it.Built in 1872, the Victorian prison has had its fair share of history.After that scene there is little else that needs to be said about the strictures on Victorian women.
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VictorianVictorian2 noun [countable]  SHan English person living in the period when Queen Victoria ruled
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VictorianWhat comes through is a totally idealized notion of the maternal, the maternal perhaps as envisaged by a Victorian.He had just been, for a Victorian, exceptionally well loved.Victoria was not much of a Victorian, with her mistrust of the church and distaste for earnestness in general.The picture of politics drawn here is not one that a literate Victorian would recognise.
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