- squalid and poverty-strickenworking conditions were truly Dickensian
- characterized by jollity and convivialitya Dickensian scene round the Christmas tree
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Despite a difficult upbringing, Moran avoids depressing and Dickensian-ish themes.
Musician and civil rights legend Harry Belafonte decried “our deeply Dickensian justice system.”
We locked the gate behind us, opening it only to use the bathroom in the Dickensian Fire Station across the street.
The passages about the poor and criminal sections of the city are very … Dickensian.
Willimon felt that Frank Underwood as a name “felt Dickensian and more legitimately American” than Francis Urquhart.David Fincher, Beau Willimon & Kate Mara On Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’|Jace Lacob|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the very poor have always a certain rude, Dickensian, good nature.Highways and Byways in London|Mrs. E. T. Cook.
God forbid that any one (especially any Dickensian) should dilute or discourage the great efforts towards social improvement.
But relatively to the other Dickensian productions this book may be called Thackerayan.
It is true that in this, as in other things, the Dickensian exaggeration is itself exaggerated.What I Saw in America|G. K. Chesterton
Turnbull comes out, there is a scuffle, and both are arrested and taken before a Dickensian magistrate.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study|Julius West