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Usage examples for pun

  1. It was funny to go out in a red flyer and come back in a Black Maria," and Tom laughed at his own attempt at a pun. – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  2. Oscar Wilde had actually signed his name to a most awful pun, as those who had seen 'The Importance Of Being Earnest' would understand. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  3. And the company would find itself staring for an instant at a thin, little man with a wild look in his eyes and a snarling quiver in his voice, saying something not quite intelligible- usually an involved pun or a tardy comment on some issue under discussion. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  4. Prynne, returning to prison by boat, actually made two Latin verses on the letters branded on his cheeks, with a pun upon Laud's name. – Books Condemned to be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  5. Tenby 's the fellow's name, and it's the only thing I haven't heard him pun on. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  6. This was a bad pun on the choeur, or choir, of the church that was too good for its worshippers. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  7. " If there is one thing I hate above another," observed Miss Frettlby, calmly, " it's a pun, and especially a bad one." – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  8. I explained the pun, and made her laugh. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. Ashmole confessed he meant nothing more than a kind of pun on his own name, for the tree was the ash, and the creature was a mole. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  10. Sylvia decorated herself with garlands till she looked like a mermaid; Mark, as skipper, issued his orders with the true Marblehead twang; Moor kept up a fire of pun- provoking raillery; Warwick sung like a jovial giant; while the Kelpie danced over the water as if inspired with the universal gayety, and the very ripples seemed to laugh as they hurried by. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  11. Should one of the gentlemen fill the breach by making the pun for her? – Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises by Donald Ogden Stewart
  12. " I'll not undertaker pun," murmured Rattleton. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  13. One lady actually threw a kiss at me on the sly, and I believe she was in favor of the union- no pun. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  14. It was a very poor pun. – The Man Who Could Not Lose by Richard Harding Davis
  15. " That's striking," observed Jim, who was occasionally guilty of a pun. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. He look down pun Brer Fox, en den he look all 'roun' fer ter see w'at de 'casion er all deze yer dead Fox is. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  17. A melancholy smile played upon the lips of the good Abbe as he uttered this involuntary pun. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  18. Looking into King's face he made a pun on their own names, saying, " I have often heard and read of a kid sacrificed, but I seldom or never heard of a king made a sacrifice." – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  19. I made a pun. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  20. Is that intended for a pun? – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
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