Londonize


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Lon´don`ize


v. i.1.To impart to (one) a manner or character like that which distinguishes Londoners.
1.To imitate the manner of the people of London.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Evelina, meanwhile, endures a painful cosmetic transformation designed to exaggerate her gendered appearance, and to "Londonize" (Burney 1778, 25) her so that she might conform to the fashionable expectations of the society into which she has been introduced.