Great Expectations

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noun
  1. a novel (1861) by Charles Dickens.

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How to use Great Expectations in a sentence

  • He was always a bundle of possibilities and Great Expectations, which he has even now only begun to realize.

  • In spite of the losses and humiliations of the war, Great Expectations were formed from the new scheme.

  • Dickens, till Great Expectations at least, never achieved and I believe never attempted it.

    The English Novel | George Saintsbury
  • You will have no objection, I dare say, to your Great Expectations being encumbered with that easy condition.

    Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
  • So imperfect was this realization of the first of my Great Expectations, that I looked in dismay at Mr. Wemmick.

    Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

Cultural definitions for Great Expectations

Great Expectations

(1861) A novel by Charles Dickens. Worldly ambitions lead a young boy, Pip, to abandon his true friends.

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