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Usage examples for PUNS

  1. If you wish to see, go and look, '" said the widow's son, when he had in his possession the two puns of gold. – Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India by Katherine Neville Fleeson
  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. 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
  4. Are bad puns allowed in the Evergreen? – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  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. It is seldom that a Hindu makes English puns – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  7. If I let you go on, you will be making puns upon them. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  8. I don't want to restrain anybody's wit; but I cannot say I admire puns – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  9. 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
  10. Some people can, metaphorically, smoke cigarettes and make puns by the death- beds of their dearest friends, or even on their own. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  11. When it comes to be a question of a volume of four hundred pages, with an average of ten puns to a page, the reader is likely to suffer from an indigestion ... – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  12. 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)
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. His remarks brought on him a shrewd cut from the Countess, which made matters worse; for a pun may also breed puns as doth an anecdote. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. 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
  17. Aren't you the little girl who likes puns – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  18. We would say, en passant, however, that Artemus Ward is a perfect steam factory of puns and a museum of American humour. – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1 by Charles Farrar Browne
  19. 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
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