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Suggestive of Abraham Lincoln.


(ˌlɪŋ kəˈnɛsk)

like or characteristic of Abraham Lincoln.
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Adj.1.Lincolnesque - of or relating to or in the manner of Abraham Lincoln
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Nothing in the Constitution requires that, when the President discharges his duty to 'address the Congress at the opening of its regular session,' he or she must do so with Lincolnesque eloquence or with a Rooseveltian sense of occasion.
The ur-text of Lincolnesque projection onto Obama was Doris Kearns Goodwin's award winning 2005' bestseller Team, of Rivals, later converted into the 2012 Steven Spielberg film Lincoln.
The Pontiff took a Lincolnesque approach in most of his speech, attempting to bind up the wounds of history.
She soon gave instructions to aides to make her husband's funeral rites "as Lincolnesque as possible" in order to cement the connection between the two fallen leaders.
Through the strife of the century just past, Adam was Lincolnesque, knowing like Stein of Conrad's Lord Jim, how to be--with malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness for the right.
Bush saw himself as a Lincolnesque figure when he was prosecuting the war on terror--but rarely have the parallels been as apparent as they are with Obama.
Obama has the remarkable opportunity of making the same kind of Lincolnesque impact on the USA liberating the economic under classes, the minorities and the illicit immigrants in US society from the dominance of what the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters call the "1 percent.
Those two men, both incidentally members of Abe Lincoln's Republican party, have in recent weeks revealed their own ideas about rape and rapecaused pregnancies that are decidedly un- Lincolnesque.
Anne says you look very serious in the photo, with your hand up to your chin like that in Lincolnesque profile and a bit of a frown.
The media has a way of, let's say, bending his words," said a Paul fan with a Lincolnesque beard who was sitting next to me at the Country Ham Breakfast, an annual political tradition hosted at the state fair by the Kentucky Farm Bureau.
Rather, the President was invoking Lincolnesque language to clearly and soberly convey what he and his closest advisors understand about ending a war--namely, that it is a fragile and difficult process, infinitely more complicated than beginning a war.
He envisaged a Lincolnesque leader using the power of the presidency, his constitutional authority, to suppress insurrection, as a license for abolitionism:

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