Usage examples for facetiousness

  1. This referred, with polite facetiousness, to Mrs. Twomey's stature, and was taken by her in excellent part. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  2. Her retaining wit and facetiousness to the last surprises me. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  3. Rodney found himself being led up to a group in the far corner of the bar, and guessed rightly that the young man with the high voice and the seemingly permanent smile, who greeted Jimmy with a determined facetiousness, Hello, old Top! – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  4. Dwight made a gallant effort to retrieve the fallen fortunes of their evening meal, and turned upon Di, who had just entered, and with exceeding facetiousness inquired how Bobby was. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  5. He gave me his name quite simply, without any attempt at rudeness or facetiousness. – Marge Askinforit by Barry Pain
  6. The danger is not apparent in Mr. James's case, and I confess that I read him with a relief in the comparative immunity that he affords from the national facetiousness. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  7. I therefore request you not to delay them by a facetiousness to which, I assure you, I am not in the humor to listen." – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  8. Mrs. Marshall ignored this as pure facetiousness, and said seriously: Why really, Victoria, it might not be a bad thing for Arnold to come to us. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  9. But his eye was keen, clear, and wrinkled to a certain dry facetiousness; and his figure was of that bulk which gives an impression of a subtler weight and power than the merely physical. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  10. You are pleased to be eloquent, worthy sir- and, on any other occasion, I might not be unwilling to bestow my ear upon you; but as I have yet to find my way out of this labyrinth, for the use of which your facetiousness would have me pay a tax, I must forego that satisfaction, and leave the enjoyment for some better day. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  11. But the genuine humourist sees something in that feature itself, as nature shaped it, to excite his facetiousness. – George Eliot by Mathilde Blind
  12. Beginning the old cumbrous facetiousness about her correspondence, he blurted out the true thoughts that he had begun to entertain. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  13. To highlight the obvious in the above I attempted facetiousness. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  14. She spoke slowly and with a dignity that made his cheeks redden to the realization of his own bitter facetiousness. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  15. John rashly decided to extend his facetiousness. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  16. Again, the number of Alpine subjects lending themselves to facetiousness is but small. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent