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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
The look combines two disparate classes of the Dickensian world, shown in unison to cool effect.Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Armani: Charles Dickens’s Influence on Fashion Week|Misty White Sidell|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But relatively to the other Dickensian productions this book may be called Thackerayan.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens|G. K. Chesterton
He knew little of Dickens, but his first story is thoroughly Dickensian in character.
The Dickensian association is here a personal one, and somewhat thin at that.The Old Inns of Old England, Volume I (of 2)|Charles G. Harper
At Powells the old Dickensian tradition was kept vigorously alive by every possible means.A Great Man|Arnold Bennett
The work can be recommended as a book of pictorial reference for Dickensian students, but otherwise it is—ahem—superfluous.
- squalid and poverty-strickenworking conditions were truly Dickensian
- characterized by jollity and convivialitya Dickensian scene round the Christmas tree
Word Origin for dickens
exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for Richard and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown.