But our expectations are fustian spangled with pinchbeck; we look for tragedy to be theatrical.
Nothing but our own pinchbeck ideas could ascribe to Him this pettiness.
Spartan mothers were theatrical and pinchbeck compared to these women.
The English lady was pinchbeck by contrast with all about her.
But in the opinion of the speaker these were pinchbeck heroics.
But it was only a pinchbeck thing, an imitation, a bauble, an empty show.
One sees more mares' nests than would fill a book; the other pure gold in pinchbeck wares; and both are out for gudgeons.
The sky was as dirty as the soul of this dealer in pinchbeck.
He can likewise tell if pinchbeck is or not a good mixture of copper and brass of equal proportion!
Yet he knew well that she was pinchbeck compared with Sophy.