Example sentences for: pecksniff

How can you use “pecksniff” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Seth Pecksniff could no more undergo a post-mortem metamorphosis than John Calvin.

  • For years and years, Merriam-Webster has held out an explicit definition of Pecksniffian , one precisely consistent with the Pecksniff we know, and usage has squared with that definition.

  • Dickens certainly was not wishy-washy when it came to developing characters, and Seth Pecksniff was definitely not just a quick study among the cast in Martin Chuzzlewit .

  • It would scarcely concern a Pecksniff that we suspected that he is not what we had first thought-- or hoped for.

  • I first noticed it in the early 1980s, coincident with the apex of the looting of the savings and loans, about when Merriam-Webster discovered the tolerable side of Seth Pecksniff.


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