Melibean - definition of Melibean by The Free Dictionary
|a.||1.||(Rhet.) Alternately responsive, as verses.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Although so ironic a reading may itself be Melibean
, the combination of wisdom and "sensefull" indulgence in Spenser's Melibee suggests a corrective response to an excess perceived as being too one-sidedly moral.