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Of, relating to, or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw or his works: Shavian wit.
An admirer or disciple of George Bernard Shaw.

[From Shavius, Latinization of the name Shaw.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of, relating to, or like George Bernard Shaw, his works, ideas, etc
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an admirer of Shaw or his works
ˈShavianism n
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(ˈʃeɪ vi ən)

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw or his works.
2. a specialist in Shavian literature.
[1905–10; Shav- (Latinization of Shaw) + -ian]
Sha′vi•an•ism, n.
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Noun1.Shavian - an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
Adj.1.Shavian - of or relating to George Bernard Shaw or his works
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[ˈʃeɪvɪən] ADJshaviano, típico de G. B. Shaw
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A Shavian is an admirer of which dramatist and his work?
The Christian maxim that 'love of wealth is the root of all evil' was replaced by the Shavian maxim that 'Lack of wealth is the root of all evil'.
Rosalie Haddad is Brazil's pre-eminent Shavian. In addition to her work on Shaw's drama (George Bernard Shaw e a Renovacao do Teatro Ingles.
This high-minded and rather Shavian drama is an adaptation of the novel by Ian McEwan.
The collection is arranged into six sections, which gives a structure that is effective in helping readers navigate between the various strands of Shavian studies.
Again, this may be a Shavian technique, adopted by Miller.
While there is special focus on work of George Bernard Shaw and the Shavian model of political drama and its influence, the book also examines other dramaturgies and models that have emerged more recently.
"Sausage Party" is something far short of Shavian in terms of sophisticated dialogue--really, there is just so much novelty value one can milk from fusillades of F-bombs launched by animated characters--but it is difficult to deny the hilarity quotient of a movie so exuberantly and unapologetically rude and crude.
Sandberg-Zakian describes it as a "smart and engaging" play about "the role of technology in education." She'll next helm a production of Danai Gurira's "heartwrenching Shavian epic about colonial Zimbabwe," The Convert (AT, Sept.
(That the rich Swiss hotelier actually needs no bills paid remains another twist in the Shavian romantic irony and a whole different issue.)
(3.) The Shavian association in Measure for Measure has been already suggested by the critics, e.g., Vladimir Rogov, "Problemachelovecheskoi." Its intellectual character has also been defined as an "intellectual comedy" (D.L.
It was one of his better investments --much of his estate went to the English Spelling Reform Society to fund the 'Shavian Alphabet', an attempt to rationalise English spelling that never really took off.