Again, at no point can you complain or be anything other than perky, friendly, cooperative and good-natured.
A cake that points out old age is a fun way to set a humorous tone at the party and invite some good-natured ribbing.
gauntlet of good-natured abuse every lunchtime.
Although good-natured at heart, They may become aggressive or problematic if they are not properly socialized with other dogs and people.
As in the Directions, the satire, though cutting, is good-natured, and the piece shows more animal spirits than usual in Swift's latter years.
good-natured to keep up this act.
good-natured laughs on my behalf.
Though too weak and good-natured to cope with the problem which confronted him, Agis was characterized by a sincerity of purpose and a blend of youthful modesty with royal dignity, which render him perhaps the most attractive figure in the whole of Spartan history.
They argued that it would be much more difficult to carry out a success ful coup d'etat when the good-natured, confiding emperor had been succeeded by his more suspicious and energetic daughter.
He was good-natured when not crossed, generous to dependents who made themselves useful to him, and indefatigable in defending the cause of those who were oppressed by the systems with which he was at war.
In the case of Jason and the Argonauts, she plays the part of a kindly, good-natured fairy; Euripides, however, makes her a barbarous priestess of Hecate, while the Alexandrian writers depicted her in still darker colours.
From the authentic report of his cup-bearer Nehemiah we see that he was a kind, good-natured, but rather weak monarch, and he was undoubtedly much under the baneful influence of his mother Amestris (for whose mischievous character cf.
But his whole reign is a time of continuous decay; the original force of the Persians had been exhausted in luxury and intrigues, and the king, though personally brave and good-natured, was quite dependent upon his favourites and his harem, and especially upon his mother Parysatis.
He was good-natured, though cruel enough on occasion: his accession had been marked by the murder, according to custom then established, of his five brothers.
When the result of their teaching was seen in Paris, good-natured contempt was turned to hatred.
The mingling of despotism and good-natured familiarity there described (and the spirit is doubtless correctly given by Josephus, whether or not his details are historical) agrees with the picture in Proverbs.
The Assam peasant, living in a half-populated province, and surrounded by surplus land, is indolent, good-natured and, on the whole, prosperous.
He neither sneers nor rages; the rire immense which distinguishes him is altogether good-natured; but he is nearer to Lucian than to Swift, and Lucian is perhaps the author whom it is most necessary to know in order to understand him rightly.
A good-natured Jolie laughed and said they had confirmed the rumors and finished with "Well, Jack just confirmed it, actually."
Be prepared to avoid these mishaps, but also be armed with a little good-natured humor; if one does occur you can come out of the situation with at least some of your pride intact.
The mock football players can make good-natured fun of the team by snapping towels at each other and similar activities.
While graduation parties for different ages can vary widely, there are some common denominators: a fun theme, good food and drinks, lots of good friends and (for the older students, anyway) a little good-natured embarrassment.
Peter, in fact, was too good-natured and inconsequent to pursue, or even premeditate, any deliberate course of ill treatment.
His anger surprised her with its intensity, and she judged from Ully's reaction that seeing the lord and master pissed was not something the good-natured mad scientist wanted anything to do with.
good humoreen and will always be an example of hard work, perseverance, and good natured humor.
Mostly these are very good-natured, informal get-togethers, where enthusiasts show off their machines.
Brady wondered what the good-natured man had said to piss her off so much.
Non invideo equidem, miror magis, was Johnson's good-natured remark, when he was taken over his friend's fine house and pleasant gardens.
Add to this that he was a virtuous husband, a kind father, a fervent Christian and a good-natured man full of excellent intentions, yet a spectacle of moral pusillanimity and ineptitude.
Bluff, hearty, good-natured and simple in his habits, yet he always had a high idea of his own kingly dignity, and his really statesmanlike qualities often surprised foreign diplomats, who were deceived by his homely exterior.
Taran settled into a comfortable morning with the good-natured warriors of Tiyan.
The hall became alive with chatter and laughter, as the dibber turner's efforts were met with good-natured banter.
It was all good natured banter, no malice.
There was a bit of good-natured punter participation and he handled it all with the consummate ease of the experienced professional that he is.
The good-natured childish granny pointed her accusing finger at the villain. She put a red devil with green eyes into my bed.
good-natured dogs who are affectionate with everyone.
good-natured fun are the schedule.
The loss of me is I'm too good-natured.
A heated debate and small amount of not so good-natured pushing ensues.
There was much good-natured teasing and banter, and a lot of laughter, although some serious discussion from time to time.
Archiving old posts has made me appreciate what a basically good-natured forum this is.
The motion for their final was 'This house believes that man is essentially good-natured ' .
At first, my host family was quite amused by me, and had some good-natured laughs on my behalf.
Which Hispanic actor will be cast in the role of good-natured but slightly retarded sidekick?
Also worth mentioning was the good natured ribbing given to Donald Angie due to his his foray into the world of male modeling.
I revel in my geekery, and good-natured ribbing is fun, but cross the line and you reveal your own ignorance.
RA Scion humps up and down the stage shouting, engaging, looking like a good natured Malcolm X with ridiculous sideburns.
A young upper-class wastrel, good-natured and kind-hearted, but mentally quite negligible.
A report of the Venetian ambassador Marino Giorgi bearing date of March 1517 indicates some of his predominant characteristics:- "The pope is a good-natured and extremely free-hearted man, who avoids every difficult situation and above all wants peace; he would not undertake a war himself unless his own personal interests were involved; he loves learning; of canon law and literature he possesses remarkable knowledge; he is, moreover, a very excellent musician."
"Fastened by chains of adamant" was the boastful phrase in which Dionysius described his empire; but under his son, the younger Dionysius - an easy, good-natured, unpractical man - a reaction set in amongst the restless citizens of Syracuse, which, with its vast and mixed populations, must have been full of elements of turbulence and faction.
The following is a partial list of his writings: The Diverting History of John Bull and Brother Jonathan (1812); The Lay of the Scottish Fiddle (1813), a good-natured parody on The Lay of the Last Minstrel; Letters from the South (1817); The Backwoodsman: a Poem (1818); Salmagundi (2nd series, 1819-1820); A Sketch of Old England, by a New England Man (1822); Koningsmarke, the Long Finne (1823), a quiz on the romantic school of Walter Scott; John Bull in America; or the New Munchausen (1824), a broad caricature of the early type of British traveller in America; The Merry Tales of the Three Wise Men of Gotham (1826); Chronicles of the City of Gotham, from the Papers of a Retired Common Councilman (183 0); The Dutchman's Fireside (1831); Westward Ho!
It was a period with him of great mental activity, and is represented by four of his books which stand as admirable witnesses to the Lowell of 1848, namely, the second series of Poems, containing among others "Columbus," "An Indian Summer Reverie," "To the Dandelion," "The Changeling"; A Fable for Critics, in which, after the manner of Leigh Hunt's The Feast of the Poets, he characterizes in witty verse and with good-natured satire American contemporary writers, and in which, the publication being anonymous, he included himself; The Vision of Sir Launfal, a romantic story suggested by the Arthurian legends - one of his most popular poems; and finally The Biglow Papers.
and Artaxerxes II., so far from being gloomy despots, were good-natured potentates, but weak, capricious and readily accessible to personal influences.
Rabelais is the incarnation of the "esprit Gaulois," a jovial, careless soul, not destitute of common sense or even acute intellectual power, but first of all a good fellow, rather preferring a broad jest to a'fine-pointed one, and rollicking through life like a good-natured undergraduate.
But they are so good natured and friendly, one cannot help liking them.
He has two neighbours, who live still farther north; one is King Winter, a cross and churlish old monarch, who is hard and cruel, and delights in making the poor suffer and weep; but the other neighbour is Santa Claus, a fine, good-natured, jolly old soul, who loves to do good, and who brings presents to the poor, and to nice little children at Christmas.
Then the fairies thanked him for his forgiveness, and promised to work very hard to please him; and the good-natured king took them all up in his arms, and carried them safely home to his palace.
Pierre took off his spectacles, which made his face seem different and the good-natured expression still more apparent, and gazed at his friend in amazement.
Pierre smiled in his good-natured way as if afraid for his companion's sake that the latter might say something he would afterwards regret.
She is very good-natured, and my father likes her way of reading.
One day he is sensible, well educated, and good-natured, and the next he's a wild beast....
Rapidly leaping the furrows, he fled across the field with the impetuosity he used to show at catchplay, now and then turning his good-natured, pale, young face to look back.
But what was most amusing," he continued, with a sudden, good-natured laugh, "was that we could not think how to address the reply!
Again he pressed the hand of the latter with an expression of good-natured, sincere, and animated levity.
They could not understand that I have not the necessary qualifications for it--the kind of good-natured, fussy shallowness necessary for the position.
Rostov had become a bluff, good-natured fellow, whom his Moscow acquaintances would have considered rather bad form, but who was liked and respected by his comrades, subordinates, and superiors, and was well contented with his life.
The count was so weak, and trusted Mitenka so much, and was so good-natured, that everybody took advantage of him and things were going from bad to worse.
As soon as the King began to speak loud and fast his royal dignity instantly forsook him, and without noticing it he passed into his natural tone of good-natured familiarity.
Prince Andrew remained silent, and his expression was so forbidding that Pierre addressed his remarks chiefly to the good-natured battalion commander.
He was so very polite, amiable, good-natured, and genuinely grateful to Pierre for saving his life that Pierre had not the heart to refuse, and sat down with him in the parlor--the first room they entered.
The few glasses of wine he had drunk and the conversation with this good-natured man had destroyed the mood of concentrated gloom in which he had spent the last few days and which was essential for the execution of his design.
There were a great many ladies and some of Nicholas' Moscow acquaintances, but there were no men who could at all vie with the cavalier of St. George, the hussar remount officer, the good-natured and well-bred Count Rostov.
But the latter's good-natured naivete was so boundless that sometimes even he involuntarily yielded to Nicholas' good humor.
The governor's good-natured wife came up with a look of disapproval.
Nicholas also noticed that look and, as if understanding it, flushed with pleasure and began to kiss the boy with good natured playfulness.
Suddenly he burst out into a fit of his broad, good-natured laughter, so loud that men from various sides turned with surprise to see what this strange and evidently solitary laughter could mean.
Most teachers are pretty good-natured and won't mind playing along.
By all reports, Puggles are very good natured dogs that make nice family pets.
Many good-natured female Pits are not taken care of and wind up pregnant with unwanted litters.
The Bullmastiff dog breed is one of the more popular large breeds due to these dogs' good natured temperament, affectionate nature and fearless guard dog tendencies.
And when it does, you'll be ready with the good-natured jokes.
The following are some clean, good-natured jokes for anyone turning 50.
If you want to keep up with Gemini, you need to be mentally agile and good-natured.
A word of caution about birthday invitation wording: it is pretty standard to make a few good natured jabs about age in these verses, especially for a birthday like the big 4-0.
Remember to keep this event good-natured without embarrassing him or her.
It can be very embarrassing to have your swimsuit fail on you while at the beach or pool, but with a little good-natured humor, you can come out of the situation with at least some of your pride intact.
Whether homemade or store-bought, you can clad your pet inexpensively in some silly human attire for a good laugh and a chance at a costume prize, hopefully something that awards you and your good-natured animal friend.
It's more of a caricature of their "opposite", with behaviors and appearances exaggerated and made fun of in a hopefully good-natured way.
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