Usage examples for lampoon

  1. And have you seen your latest lampoon, Mr. Garrick? – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. More interesting to read would doubtless be a lampoon, said to reflect on everything sacred to Scotland, and burnt accordingly, which was called Caledonia; or, the Pedlar turned Merchant. – Books Condemned to be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  3. Jack, whose countenance had, from the commencement of the song, indicated his aversion to the sentiments it expressed, now lost all patience at hearing his darling " Popery" impugned, and, seizing one of the pistols which lay on the table and whirling it over his comrade's head, swore vehemently that he would " fracture his skull if he did not instantly drop that blackguard Orange lampoon." – Stories by English Authors: Ireland by Various
  4. When the seat of government was moved from Quebec to Ottawa, I constructed a lampoon on the government that set all Canada awhirl. – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
  5. Funny old duck, Pete thought as he went down- stairs whistling, sitting there so contentedly reading 'The Harvard Lampoon. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  6. What Jonson really did, was to raise the dramatic lampoon to an art, and make out of a casual burlesque and bit of mimicry a dramatic satire of literary pretensions and permanency. – Epicoene Or, The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson
  7. This whimsical group afforded some mirth, and met with general approbation, until some mischievous wag hinted that the whole- was a lampoon upon the friends of the performer; an insinuation which was no sooner circulated than those very people who applauded it before began to be alarmed, and even to fancy themselves signified by the several figures of the piece. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  8. Montanelli's personal reputation stood too high for any lampoon, however witty, seriously to injure it, but for a moment the tide almost turned against him. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  9. There was another lampoon of a similar nature, which was so well executed, that it especially excited Granvelle's anger. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley