Usage examples for pun

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. " I'll not undertaker pun," murmured Rattleton. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. " That's striking," observed Jim, who was occasionally guilty of a pun. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Is that intended for a pun? – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  14. " 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
  15. 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