Perhaps the prior sheriff thought that sort of little joke is funny.
She willed herself not to laugh at his joke, but it was hard.
Don't joke about that.
After the strange exchange outside, the joke fell flat.
Whatever the inside joke was, he wasn't about to share it and she didn't ask.
He was obviously making a joke, but she would never have guessed it from the expression on his face.
Only he wouldn't tell me what we were looking for, like it was going to be a joke and it would scare me.
She and my father—my Radisson father—used to joke about it.
Right now, he was too frazzled to know what else to do aside from make a joke to ease some of the tension.
Some time passed in silence, and then the same joke was repeated.
But if somebody were playing a joke, why smash the skull?
"Just an office joke," he said.
There hasn't been much to joke about, has there?
The joke was on him, then.
It's no joke!
Jackson, whatever you do; do not make a joke about that.
When she opened them, incredulous that Jackson had gotten away with his joke, he grinned innocently and shrugged.
He'd meant it as a joke only, something to make her feel better and take her mind off of the chaos around her.
"OK, it was a poor joke," Carmen concluded as she took the rinsed dish and placed it in the dishwasher.
The familiar name for toasted cheese, "Welsh rabbit," is merely a joke, and the alteration to "Welsh rare-bit" is due to a failure to see the joke, such as it is.
An old joke is about the city slicker who finds himself lost in the country.
If any one whom she is touching laughs at a joke, she laughs, too, just as if she had heard it.
He tried, but failed, to find some joke with which to reply to Dolokhov's words.
(he wanted to repeat a joke he had heard in Vienna and which he had been trying all that evening to get in) "I only wished to say that we are wrong to fight pour le Roi de Prusse!"
Boris smiled circumspectly, so that it might be taken as ironical or appreciative according to the way the joke was received.
Rostov took the joke as an insult, flared up, and said such unpleasant things to the officer that it was all Denisov could do to prevent a duel.
The doctor, whether from lack of means or because he did not like to part from his young wife in the early days of their marriage, took her about with him wherever the hussar regiment went and his jealousy had become a standing joke among the hussar officers.
Before Shinshin had time to utter the joke he was ready to make on the count's patriotism, Natasha jumped up from her place and ran to her father.
The clerk glanced round, evidently hoping that his joke would be appreciated.
"Ah, Nikita Ivanych!" cried Nicholas, rising politely, and as if wishing Nikita Ivanych to share his joke, he began to tell him of his intention to elope with a blonde lady.
He was armed with a musketoon (which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal ease picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.
It was much more than a joke that Palmerston sheltered Conservative principles under the Liberal flag.
One of the king's knights boasts that ten thousand pieces have been "forcontes" (counted short) to the Saracens; and it is with the utmost trouble that Joinville and the rest can persuade the king that this is a joke, and that the Saracens are much more likely to;lave got the advantage.
Nor were his intimate associates men of refinement and taste; they were rather good fellows who quietly enjoyed a good bottle and a joke; he uniformly avoided encounters of wit with his equals.
His family came on both sides of middle-class people, and it was probably only as a joke that Godwin, a stern political reformer and philosophical radical, attempted to trace his pedigree to a time before the Norman conquest and the great earl Godwine.
Some of the traditional qualities are indeed preserved: the practical joke, for instance, in the scene in Auerbach's Keller shows that he has not altogether shed his character as kobold; and, like the planet-spirits of the old magic he appears alternately in animal and human shape.
"That was a joke," she said and retreated.
It started out as a joke with a water pistol until the storeowner shoved 89 dollars at them and ducked under the counter screaming his head off.
Don't joke; I mean to have a serious talk with you.
"But do you know, my dear, that was a capital joke," said the count; and seeing that the elder visitor was not listening, he turned to the young ladies.
Gervais intervened with a joke, and the talk reverted to its former lively tone.
Or, turning to Mademoiselle Bourienne, he would ask her in Princess Mary's presence how she liked our village priests and icons and would joke about them.