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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870), novelist.
The 14th most frequently quoted source in the OED, with a total of 9299 quotations (about 0.27% of all OED quotations).
See article in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Total number of quotations9299Find quotations
Quotations providing first evidence of a word227Find quotations
Quotations providing first evidence of a particular meaning1491Find quotations
NameTotal QuotationsPercentage of quotations
1.Pickwick Papers98410.0%Find quotations in OED
2.Our Mutual Friend8859.0%Find quotations in OED
3.Dombey & Son7928.0%Find quotations in OED
4.Nicholas Nickleby7287.0%Find quotations in OED
5.Sketches by Boz6797.0%Find quotations in OED
6.Let.5886.0%Find quotations in OED
7.Barnaby Rudge5836.0%Find quotations in OED
8.Old Curiosity Shop5796.0%Find quotations in OED
9.Martin Chuzzlewit4574.0%Find quotations in OED
10.Bleak House4424.0%Find quotations in OED

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