It was a sad example of beauty sacrificed on the altar of bookishness.
But for a' that, and a' that—great is bookishness and the charm of books.
A fair student, he is yet far from bookishness, and he makes friends easily.
Then I tackled Beowulf, and found it to be what I guessed—no rugged national epic at all, but a blown-out bag of bookishness.
There was a bookishness, a certain formality in this woman's language, which was very remarkable.
The latter were books of which the principal characteristic was not their bookishness but their decorativeness.
But his well-knit body and clear eyes showed no marks of bookishness, and Italy had made him a swordsman.