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  • adjective informal textbooklike


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textbook +‎ -y


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  • While this is a great "window" to another culture, it is never didactic or textbooky and always remains a great story; there is a glossary to help out with unfamiliar words; and notes and acknowledgments to give further infomation about the story and the research by the author.

    Rickshaw Girl 2006

  • I mean, one publisher suggested that I make it sound more textbooky, you know ...

    Freedom: A History of US 2003

  • No matter how exciting the action, there was always something a little bloodless and textbooky about Gold Key adventure comics.

    Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources 2010

  • I was studying the "hard sciences" in university (and high school) so pretty much everything I read for school was dry and textbooky.

    Center for American Progress Action Fund myglesias 2010


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