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Uriah Heep

[heep] /hip/
noun
1.
the hypocritical and villainous clerk in Dickens' David Copperfield.

Heep

[heep] /hip/
noun
1.
Uriah, Uriah Heep.
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  • Uriah Heep may be a crawling creature; but his crawling takes him upstairs.

  • We saw Mr. Micawber transformed in an instant into Uriah Heep.

    The Story of Chautauqua Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • It is not that one wishes he had been a bad son or a Uriah Heep in his friendships.

    Old and New Masters Robert Lynd
  • He had a way of dry-washing the backs of his hands like Uriah Heep.

    The Sheriff's Son

    William MacLeod Raine
  • If he knew Uriah Heep, he did not imitate him; for in no chapter has he proclaimed himself "'umble."

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • It was natural for Uriah Heep to wriggle like an eel, but that did not make it any the less detestable.

  • But humility is not all; Uriah Heep had that and still was a most undesirable person, and so she must read on, all recipiency.

  • When it comes to fighting, other nations do not thank us for having played "Uriah Heep" beforehand.

    The British Navy Book

    Cyril Field
  • A very characteristic and impressive thing about Uriah Heep is his handshake, as Copperfield felt it.

    The Technique of Fiction Writing Robert Saunders Dowst
  • The Cockney voice suggested a mean, back-bent creature with bitten nails and cunning eyes, a Uriah Heep, cringing but sinister.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna

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