Facetious sentence examples

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  • Sorry if that sounds facetious, but it is a valid point.

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  • She was a facetious person, intending to be amusing.

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  • There is no single quick answer, apart from the slightly facetious "in the ground."

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  • Tom thinks he's being funny, but he's only being facetious and rude.

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  • Trying to talk to Jim about serious financial issues is difficult because of his facetious personality.

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  • I tried to let Jessica talk to me about what she's dealing with, but other people kept making facetious comments that made her uncomfortable.

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  • Sara's parents were very angry with her facetious attitude when they scolded her.

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  • "Dr Earle," says Lord Clarendon in his Life, " was a man of great piety and devotion, a most eloquent and powerful preacher, and of a conversation so pleasant and delightful, so very innocent, and so very facetious, that no man's company was more desired and loved.

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  • Thomas de Noronha and Antonio Serrao de Castro, the first a natural and facile writer, the second the author of Os Ratos da Inquisicao, a facetious poem composed during his incarceration in the dungeons of the Inquisition, while Diogo de Sousa Camacho showed abundant wit at the expense of the slaves of Gongorism and Marinism.

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  • If somewhat severe and irritable, he was at the same time scrupulously just, truthful, and steadfast; he never deserted a friend or took an unfair advantage of an antagonist; and on befitting occasions he could be cheerful and even facetious among his intimates.

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  • In literature he embraced the whole sphere of contemporary studies, and distinguished himself as an orator, a writer of rhetorical treatises, a panegyrist of the dead, a violent impugner of the living, a translator from the Greek, an epistolographer and grave historian and a facetious compiler of fabliaux in Latin.

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