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Definitionno longer in general use because something better has replaced it
- Wickfield is, I dare say, a man of very excellent intentions; but he is — in short, he is obsolete.'Chapters 37-39 (65% in)
- It's a little out-of-the-way place, where they administer what is called ecclesiastical law, and play all kinds of tricks with obsolete old monsters of acts of Parliament, which three-fourths of the world know nothing about, and the other fourth supposes to have been dug up, in a fossil state, in the days of the Edwards.Chapters 22-24 (54% in)
- If I had not guessed this, on the way to the coffee-house, I could hardly have failed to know what was the matter when I followed him into an upstairs room, and found Miss Murdstone there, supported by a background of sideboard, on which were several inverted tumblers sustaining lemons, and two of those extraordinary boxes, all corners and flutings, for sticking knives and forks in, which, happily for mankind, are now obsolete.Chapters 37-39 (25% in)
- There was, and is when I write, at the end of that low-lying street, a dilapidated little wooden building, probably an obsolete old ferry-house.Chapters 46-48 (39% in)
There are no more uses of "obsolete" in David Copperfield.
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