Example sentences for: pecksniff

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A particularly talented Reverend Pecksniff actually averted the destruction of his empire with a tele-tearful explanation that his debauchery was sacrificial and in the line of duty: It was on-the-job training for hand-to-hand combat with the devil!, he explained.

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

  • Did the decriminalization of Pecksniff have more expansive implications?

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