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Vanity Fair

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishVanity FairˌVanity ˈFair  1 trademark a magazine sold in the US and UK that has articles on fashion, some news articles, and some articles or stories by well-known writers2 (1847–48) a novel by William Thackeray about upper-class English society at the time of the war against Napoleon. The characters in the book, who include Becky Sharp, are often shown to be stupid or to have no moral principles.3 literary a place where people have no serious thoughts or beliefs, and where only money, fashion, and entertainment are considered to be important. The name comes from an imaginary place like this in The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.
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