Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dickens
IPA transcription: [d'ɪkənz]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: devil, deuce, dickens
    Meaning: a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
Usage examples
  • The theater had always a great attraction for Dickens.
  • This book brought Dickens to the height of his career.
  • And like the latter, too, about this time Dickens fell in love.
  • Often, too, Dickens's stories are, in a sense, sermons against very human sins.
  • With his increasing wealth, Dickens had, of course, changed his manner of life.
  • The years that followed this separation were years of constant labor for Dickens.
  • Dickens was a very active man, and his life was simple and full of work and exercise.
  • People have often wondered how Dickens found time to accomplish so many different things.
  • Washington Irving once introduced Charles Dickens at a dinner given in the latter's honor.
  • He never fully recovered consciousness, and next day, June 9, 1870, Charles Dickens breathed his last.