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Usage examples for facetious

  1. Yes, he had the same funny lines still, and once she touched his forehead lightly for an instant with her slender fingers in facetious demonstration, and he trembled in painful rapture. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  2. She had not only played and sung those noisy native folksongs of hers, but she had, it seemed, conducted herself with a certain facetious familiarity toward his lordship. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. Andrew stooped his head down to the child's, and rubbed his rough cheek against her soft one, with his old facetious caress. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  4. How we've all had to live down that dreadfully facetious and grotesque and familiar article he printed about us all in those twenty American newspapers that have got the largest circulation in the world! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  5. He had been greatly annoyed by the facetious meetings of the good people of New Amsterdam, but observing that on these occasions the pipe was ever in their mouth, he began to think that the pipe was at the bottom of the affair, and that there was some mysterious affinity between politics and tobacco smoke. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  6. He tried to appear facetious, poking around the kitchen, and teasing the magpie, which was following his footsteps with inquisitive anxiety. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  7. " But could we not," said my facetious companion, " go it on that?" – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  8. I tried to be facetious. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  9. The reply was facetious but decisive. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  10. Notwithstanding this well known denial, however, Renneberg thought it facetious to send the letter into Steenvayk, where it produced but small effect upon the minds' of the burghers. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  11. Down Holborn and past Staples' Inn, very grey and venerable in the pale light, and where the facetious driver of a donkey- cart tried to race us; past the now silent and deserted cloisters of Christ's Hospital, and under Bow Bells in Cheapside; past the Monument of the famous fire, and over London Bridge, where the mist was heavy on the river and the barges showed spectre- like through it, and where hucksters greeted us after their fashion, one crying, 'Go in, hind one! – A Canterbury Pilgrimage by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  12. In his " Fragmenta Regalia" Sir Robert Naunton describes him as " an archpeece of wit and wisdom," stating that " he was abundantly facetious which took much with the Queen when it was suited with the season as he was well able to judge of his times." – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
  13. When that notion entered his head he ceased to be facetious about the training; he became suddenly as serious as Collingwood himself. – The Jester of St. Timothy's by Arthur Stanwood Pier
  14. When Lord Helmstone said that- which, in the way of facetious persons secure from criticism, he did a great many times- a colour like a girl's would sometimes overspread Ranny's face, in spite of the implication being so little of a novelty. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
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