[ UK /dˈɒbɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈdɑbɪn/ ]
  1. a quiet plodding workhorse
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How To Use dobbin In A Sentence

  • The eight-year-old has done little wrong in his two wins and, with Tony Dobbin on board, another strike looks on the cards.
  • They must think my brother is pretty cool for not dobbing on me.
  • The tale of how He coming unexpectedly home found Him with Her was then put through its paces with such skilful jockeying that not one in ten would know it for the same dobbin so lately brought limping to the light. The Henchman
  • In general, Dobbin said, if the President completely mangles a sentence it should be noted in the story, but ‘if he's simply muffing the syntax it seems OK to correct it so as not to torture the reader.’
  • Namely, the dobbins who have been placed in management positions by NuLab & their acolytes: - these layers of “management” are interested only in: - Perverting The Course Of Everything « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • Having won his first two novice chases, he was made favourite on his handicap debut at Ayr, but again Dobbin was left in the doldrums.
  • Dobbin is horribly bullied by his schoolfellows at Dr Swishtail's when it is discovered (after young Osborne ‘sneaks’ on him) that his father is a grocer.
  • Deliverance Dobbins, a frumpish, fizgig of a maid, ever complaining of bodily ills though her chuffy cheeks were red as pippins, reported that one day when she had gone for simples she had seen strange, dead things in the jars of M. Picot's dispensary. Heralds of Empire Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade
  • But even Dobbin grated on me, following Amelia around like a puppy, neither asserting himself in regards to her nor breaking off his attachment. All is Vanity « So Many Books
  • This story on my blog IS about Iain Dale joining Guido Fawkes in the school of dobbing in their sources. Giving Out Secret Sources: Dale as Bad as Fawkes?
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