used in David Copperfield
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in various senses, including:
- doubtful that something should be relied upon — as in "The argument relies on a dubious assumption."
- doubtful that something is morally proper — as in "The company is accused of using dubious sales practices to influence minors."
- bad or of questionable value — as in "The state has the dubious distinction of the highest taxes."
- doubtful or uncertain — as in "She is dubious about making the change."
- I did not know what to reply, and glanced dubiously at Mr. Murdstone.
Chapters 10-12 (38% in)
- 'Well,' returned Mr. Dick, scratching his ear with his pen, and looking dubiously at me.
Chapters 13-15 (51% in)
- 'Advertising is rather expensive,' I remarked, dubiously.
Chapters 28-30 (28% in)
- 'Well,' I replied, dubiously.
Chapters 43-45 (68% in)
There are no more uses of "dubious" in David Copperfield.