toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

shambles
used in Jane Eyre

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a condition of great disorder
  • If the man who had but one little ewe lamb that was dear to him as a daughter, that ate of his bread and drank of his cup, and lay in his bosom, had by some mistake slaughtered it at the shambles, he would not have rued his bloody blunder more than I now rue mine.
    Chapter 27 (6% in)

There are no more uses of "shambles" in Jane Eyre.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®