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witticisms Sentence Examples

  • Numerous anecdotes and witticisms attributed to her will be found in Athenaeus.

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  • The style is quaint, original, abounding in allusions and witticisms, and rich,  with piled-up analogies and metaphors.

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  • Some of them played the part of professional jesters (like the later buffoons and court fools), and kept collections of witticisms ready for use at their patrons' table; others relied upon flattery, others again condescended to the most degrading devices (Plutarch, De adulatore, 23; De educatione puerorum, 17).

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  • Unsurprisingly, there's a sense of unease, bordering on disgust when she pipes up with a few ill-judged, uninvited witticisms.

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  • Numerous anecdotes and witticisms attributed to her will be found in Athenaeus.

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  • He had, William also reports, a gift of impromptu eloquence, and a faculty both for saying witty things pleasantly at other people's expense and for listening placidly to witticisms directed against himself; while he was generous to excess without needing to make exactions in order to support his generosity, and always respected the Church.

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  • The style is quaint, original, abounding in allusions and witticisms, and rich, even to gorgeousness, with piled-up analogies and metaphors.'

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  • Some of them played the part of professional jesters (like the later buffoons and court fools), and kept collections of witticisms ready for use at their patrons' table; others relied upon flattery, others again condescended to the most degrading devices (Plutarch, De adulatore, 23; De educatione puerorum, 17).

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  • I could not keep pace with all these literary folk as they glanced from subject to subject and entered into deep dispute, or made conversation sparkle with epigrams and happy witticisms.

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  • And, in fact, Bilibin's witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.

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  • Prince Andrew dimly realized that all this was trivial and that he had more important cares, but he continued to speak, surprising them by empty witticisms.

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  • Unsurprisingly, there 's a sense of unease, bordering on disgust when she pipes up with a few ill-judged, uninvited witticisms.

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