Usage examples for facetiously

  1. The young engineer must pick his boss as our young men are facetiously advised to pick their parents. – Opportunities in Engineering by Charles M. Horton
  2. The phantastic moralist is supreme, jauntily serious, facetiously earnest, most gravely funny in the whole series of Moral Emblems. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  3. " Not me then- impossible," he said facetiously with a contrived chuckle to disguise a sigh. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  4. The conversation became more exciting, Marston facetiously attempting to be humorous at the Elder's expense: It isn't the pleasure, my dear fellow, it's the contentment. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  5. He never practised at the Bar, though he tells facetiously of his one brief. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  6. Mr. Van Winkle, senior, was presented to his mother- in- law and to his sisters, and, somewhat facetiously, to his father- in- law, his brothers, his sons and his daughters. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. They met, accordingly, for what the general facetiously called the review, and what the admiral innocently termed his survey, at the house of the former, when the young gentlemen were submitted to his inspection. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. " All out for Vicksburg," called one facetiously. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  9. After paying our respects to the Vice- Consul, took a short turn up New China Street to make a few necessary purchases, and then threaded our way back to Acow's Hotel,- facetiously termed by one of the party who had the remembrances of dainty spreads at the " Astor" and " Irving House" in his mind, " a cow house!" – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  10. Dade uncoiled his riata with aimless, fumbling fingers and swung the noose facetiously toward the bottle, uptilted over the eager mouth of a weazened little Irishman. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  11. Sven Persson did not rise, but greeted Halvor with a sweep of the hand, saying, somewhat facetiously: " It is a pleasure to meet so distinguished a personage." – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  12. On July 1, 1782, Lord Rockingham died, and the crown, as Walpole facetiously remarked, thereby descended to the king of England. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  13. When he returned, he was accompanied by a burly constable, who saluted us with a cheerful smile and glanced facetiously round the empty room. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  14. He even explained that while the clan was gathering he, himself, must remain away, not only because he was taxed with guarding me, but also because he was, as he facetiously insisted, " in Virginny and too fur away to git home." – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  15. " I won't be able to swipe any more silver," he said, facetiously. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen