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used in David Copperfield

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doubtful — such as:
  • uncertain that something can be relied upon
  • uncertain about the quality or wisdom of something
  • a relatively gentle way of saying that the quality of something described as good is in such doubt that it is considered bad
  • 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.

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