superstition

Type: Glossary Word | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter XXII

Dickens may be thinking of a particular place, but so far as we know is speaking hyperbolically of the way some establishments acquire a faddish reputation. The OED defines "superstition" in this context as "a tenet, scruple, habit, etc. founded on fear or ignorance."

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