Example sentences for: dickens

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

  • But the show's real achievement is in its characters, a range of comic types as vivid as any in Dickens or Shakespeare.

  • Through his camera, the external world becomes transfigured by emotion, so that everything--even what might not be literally true--seems real . What better director to film a Dickens novel?

  • ' ” In Bleak House (Chapter XXIV) Dickens may cause some readers to blush when he wrote of Mr. George's blush that “He reddened a little through his brown.”

  • Unanimous acclaim for the Australian Booker Prize-winner's update of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations . "An audacious and wholly successful act of writerly reinvention" (Marc Carnegie, the Wall Street Journal ). Reviewers praise the way Carey re-examines the oppressive aspects of Victorian England and Victorian literature, even as he spins a crack adventure story.

  • From the days of the heroic Sir Philip (d. 1586) Sydney (d. 1586), this has been a popular name, transcending class barriers: Dickens' Sidney Carton; the comic actor, Sid James; Sid of the huge government advertising campaign when privatizing British Gas.

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