Musician and civil rights legend Harry Belafonte decried “our deeply dickensian justice system.”
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.
We locked the gate behind us, opening it only to use the bathroom in the dickensian Fire Station across the street.
Another dickensian storytelling structure I hold near and dear occurs in A Christmas Carol.
Among other lesser points, he was not a Socialist; he was a sort of dickensian anarchist.
If this information be correct, the colonel should be remembered by the distinctly dickensian title of "Job" Trotter.
God forbid that any one (especially any dickensian) should dilute or discourage the great efforts towards social improvement.
At Powells the old dickensian tradition was kept vigorously alive by every possible means.
For these reasons it may therefore be said to be the most important of all the dickensian inns.
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.
The devil; a devilish person: felt like the dickens/ let the dickens out on Halloween