Lincolnesque


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Lin·coln·esque

 (lĭng′kə-nĕsk′)
adj.
Suggestive of Abraham Lincoln.
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Lin•coln•esque

(ˌlɪŋ kəˈnɛsk)

adj.
like or characteristic of Abraham Lincoln.
[1920–25]
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Adj.1.Lincolnesque - of or relating to or in the manner of Abraham Lincoln
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