Usage examples for PUNS

  1. Wit, repartee, and even puns, when occasion offered, coruscated over the meal, and diffused universal good humor. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  2. Philip Sidney- the only blemish in whose character was an intolerable tendency to puns- observed that " Doctor Clerk was of those clerks that are not always the wisest, and so my lord too late was finding him." – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. Still he was thoroughly human and brimming over with fun, puns, and exquisitely droll humour, and quick in seeing a funny condition. – Memories and Anecdotes by Kate Sanborn
  4. Aren't you the little girl who likes puns? – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  5. They were the first puns that had been fired into that peaceful company and they were hailed as omens of approaching trouble. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  6. And doubtless if she were to take her boys to see a burlesque Socrates, with swollen legs, dying in the utterance of cockney puns, and were to hang up a sketch of this comic scene among their bedroom prints, she would think this preparation not at all to the prejudice of their emotions on hearing their tutor read that narrative of the Apology which has been consecrated by the reverent gratitude of ages. – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
  7. An anecdote is told of a dinner party long ago where Judge Dunlop was a guest, when one of the other guests was making puns on the names of all those present. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  8. It is seldom that a Hindu makes English puns. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  9. The Puritans hated puns. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. They are very bourgeois; they make little jokes; on occasion they make puns; they have no form; they are too good- natured. – The Point of View by Henry James
  11. I don't want to restrain anybody's wit; but I cannot say I admire puns. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  12. In spite of his fifty- four years, he was so slim, agile, supple, he made puns and hummed to the gipsies' tunes so charmingly. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov