The conclusion was couched in that vein of Pecksniffian benevolence of which we hear so much in life.
He was, after a fashion, a Pecksniffian man, this Henry Ham.
And even when I come to feel a final incompatibility of temper, Pecksniff was not so Pecksniffian as he has since become.
I considered for a while, and then with a Pecksniffian air of benignant charity offered him "two dollar!"
He posed as the Pecksniffian leader of Reform and the reform he advocated always meant the lash for the man who toils.
But there is something quite pestilently Pecksniffian about shrinking from a hard task on the plea that it is not hard enough.
Piety was certainly hers, in a Pecksniffian sense, but the commercial instinct leavened the loaf.
Of course, one should be cautious here, so as not to seem merely puritanical or Pecksniffian.
At all events, Philadelphia is the most Pecksniffian of American cities, and thus probably leads the world.
1851, after Mr. Pecksniff, unctuous hypocrite in Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1844).