Dickens above everything is a humorist, and one of the chief features in his humor is caricature
, that is exaggerating and distorting one feature or habit or characteristic of a man out of all likeness to nature.
Art thou not thyself the coffin full of many-hued malices and angel- caricatures
Andrea Cavalcanti found his tilbury waiting at the door; the groom, in every respect a caricature
of the English fashion, was standing on tiptoe to hold a large iron-gray horse.
The cap, the nose and chin, and the broad waist, form an admirable caricature
, which dances, moreover, with the up-flickering and down-sinking blaze, almost too merrily for the shade of an elderly widow.
It is, in fact, a caricature
of the boasted romance of feudal times; chivalry in its native and uncultured state, and knight-errantry run wild.
After hearing this caricature
of Clare's opinion poor Tess was glad that she had not said a word in a weak moment about her family--even though it was so unusually old almost to have gone round the circle and become a new one.
They mimic and caricature
him for his own edification.
In her rambling and her idleness she might only be a caricature
of herself; but in her silence and sadness she was the very reverse of all that she had been before.
The interpretation of the German spirit must have read as a caricature
It would be a mistake to think that this is ironic- a caricature
of the historical accounts.
Fred has sense and knowledge enough to make him respectable, if he likes, in some good worldly business, but I can never imagine him preaching and exhorting, and pronouncing blessings, and praying by the sick, without feeling as if I were looking at a caricature
We are persuaded that the author might have written a novel which should have been all shrewd impressions of society, or all humorous impressions of country life, or all quiet fun and genial caricature
Elijah's whiskered face was matted with ice, as were his eyebrows, so that, what of his fur garb, he looked like a New England caricature
of Father Christmas.
Martin glanced at her and verified her statement in her general slovenly appearance, in the unhealthy fat, in the drooping shoulders, the tired face with the sagging lines, and in the heavy fall of her feet, without elasticity - a very caricature
of the walk that belongs to a free and happy body.
buildings, commonly fashioned into a grotesque caricature