(1) Sayid does use a lot of bookish language.(2) I have recently realized that sometimes my writing is too bookish and sometimes it isn't bookish enough, all depending on who happens to be reading it.(3) They were readers of newspapers and periodicals, they were eternal students in the best sense, they were bookish people.(4) Almost six in ten women think men who read books are more interesting and intelligent while almost half think bookish blokes are more sensitive.(5) Because of a tradition of teaching English formally through grammar, translation, and literature, spoken usage is often stilted and bookish .(6) As a shy, bookish child, I felt very much an outsider when I was growing up, and the discovery of our secret Romany past was the key which unlocked a mass of possible explanations.(7) Sealed in their Gaelic oral tradition, the Highlanders themselves had little need of a bookish literature, but two great writers were to make them a topic of universal human interest.(8) She is brilliantly but mordantly characterised by her bookish son.(9) I wanted to be admired by pretty, bookish women.(10) Jenny was bookish ; the only young man capable to follow her train of thought was Michael - with whom Jenny often engaged in heated debates about philosophy and boring books.(11) I thought, when I first opened the package, that I was going to have to write a carefully worded piece saying only that, if you're looking for a Christmas present for a bookish friend, this might do.(12) Soon these two bookish characters fall in love.(13) I was a bookish kid, largely because of coordination problems that didn't really get sorted out until 1987-8.(14) Annalise whose zest for life and whose loud raucous ways had been both shocking and enticing to the bookish Emily.(15) By the 1941 Christmas season, the bookish technician got wind of an outlandish project to determine if ethnicity was a factor in the flying business.(16) It's movie dialogue, to be sure - no one, especially the sort of low-life characters they tend to write, speaks with such mellifluous, bookish vocabulary.