Usage examples for facetiously

  1. 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
  2. " I won't be able to swipe any more silver," he said, facetiously. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  3. " All out for Vicksburg," called one facetiously. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  4. 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
  5. They were careless of life and, as one facetiously adds, of truth also. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. It has become a sort of standing joke when he stops his truck and starts in with various packages he smiles facetiously and says, " Well, I see the folks were in Indianapolis yesterday." – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. The doctor chimed in facetiously: " I'm Lady Harry's medical referee; you'll find her French delicacies half digested for you, sir, before you can open your mouth: signed, Clarence Vimpany, member of the College of Surgeons." – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  12. " Not me then- impossible," he said facetiously with a contrived chuckle to disguise a sigh. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  13. " Things like the March Hare, for example," suggested Paul facetiously. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  14. " Well, it might have been his grandfather's ghost, I daresay," he facetiously remarked at length, " but, anyhow, there seemed to be a strong resemblance between Harvey Farnham and him." – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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