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Sharp (Becky)

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The impersonation of intellect without virtue in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. (See Sedley.)

“Becky Sharp, with a baronet for a brother-in-law and an earl’s daughter for a friend, felt the hollowness of human grandeur, and thought she was happier with the Bohemian artists in Soho.”—The Express.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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