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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sharp (Becky).
The impersonation of intellect without virtue in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. (See SEDLEY.)   1
        “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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