Appearance (Person)

Her face bore deep marks of the ill-usage she had received.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Hospital Patient). Her face bore deep marks of the ill-usage she had received.

It was impossible to look at his face without being reminded of a chubby street-door knocker, half-lion half-monkey; and the comparison might be extended to his whole character and conversation.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Boarding-House). It was impossible to look at his face without being reminded of a chubby street-door knocker, half-lion half-monkey; and the comparison might be extended to his whole character and conversation.

He was as empty-headed as the great bell of St. Paul’s; always dressed according to the caricatures published in the monthly fashion; and spelt Character with a K.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Boarding-House). He was as empty-headed as the great bell of St. Paul’s; always dressed according to the caricatures published in the monthly fashion; and spelt Character with a K.

He was young in his profession, and had not yet witnessed enough of the miseries which are daily presented before the eyes of its members, to have grown comparatively callous to human suffering.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Black Veil). He was young in his profession, and had not yet witnessed enough of the miseries which are daily presented before the eyes of its members, to have grown comparatively callous to human suffering.

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He was in a perspiration, and snorted and sniffed and puffed and blew, like a little labouring steam-engine.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 13). He was in a perspiration, and snorted and sniffed and puffed and blew, like a little labouring steam-engine.

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A complexion that was very dingy by nature, or very dirty by art, or a compound of nature and art.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 13). A complexion that was very dingy by nature, or very dirty by art, or a compound of nature and art.

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A pair of such very stiff trousers that they would have stood quite as well alone, without any legs in them.

Charles Dickens David Copperfield Quotations (Chapter 3). A pair of such very stiff trousers that they would have stood quite as well alone, without any legs in them.

This head was decorated with shaggy hair, like oakum, which had no governing inclination towards the north, east, west, or south, but inclined to all four quarters of the compass, and to every point upon it.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 23). This head was decorated with shaggy hair, like oakum, which had no governing inclination towards the north, east, west, or south, but inclined to all four quarters of the compass, and to every point upon it.

A very ugly old woman, with red rims round her eyes, and a mouth that mumbled and chattered of itself when she was not speaking.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 6). A very ugly old woman, with red rims round her eyes, and a mouth that mumbled and chattered of itself when she was not speaking.