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Heep, Uriah

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHeep, UriahUriah HeepHeep, U‧ri‧ah /hiːp, juːˈraɪə/ 🔊 🔊 a character in the book david copperfield (1850) by Charles dickens, who is a clerk (=someone who keeps records in an office) working for a lawyer. He pretends to be very helpful, and he is known for often saying how ‘umble’ (=humble) he is. But in fact he is clever and dishonest, and only interested in getting advantages for himself.Uriah HeepU‧ri‧ah Heep 🔊 🔊 see Heep, Uriah
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