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Usage examples for ribald

  1. The assertion came indeed to be made in ribald and blasphemous forms, but it was not without a great measure of provocation. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  2. The black band of death and desolation was too apparent for us to feel that we could face the almost ribald excesses of that day. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  3. Angel and Mary Ellen had just given their last triumphant shout, when Mrs. Handsomebody said in a voice of cold fury: Mary Ellen, kindly cease that ribald screaming. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  4. I was, for your benefit, trying to point out to you how you might gain for yourself a first- rate establishment, when you interrupted me with your ribald jests. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  5. I admit that on two several occasions your predecessor produced to me my master's liquor, but his ribald reception of my inquiry whether such production was authorized left me no alternative but to refuse to consume it." – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  6. The weak and the gentle, the ribald and rude, She took as she found them, and did them all good: It always was so with her: see what you have! – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  7. Rousseau was moved with pity for a maid defenceless against a ribald storm, and from pity he advanced to some warmer sentiment, and he and Theresa Le Vasseur took each other for better for worse, in a way informal but sufficiently effective. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  8. " This is no time for ribald jest. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. " Go it, boys, give 'em a bit more marmalade," I heard one ribald private yell out, when to his joy he heard the order, " Two rounds battery fire one second." – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  10. Some way, coarse speech and ribald song brought up, by the power of contrast, the pure, sweet faces of Mary and his sister Maud. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  11. The mummy of this ablest and proudest of the Pharaohs is now on exhibition at the Cairo Museum with a score of others and excites the ribald comment of the Cook's tourist, who drops his " h's" and knows nothing of Egyptology. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  12. Nuncey eluded her embrace, having caught the sound of ribald laughter on the other side of the rick. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  13. A loud curse accompanied this last throw, and shouts of ribald laughter greeted it. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  14. The more ribald of his pupils and acquaintance declared that his spiritualism was of another sort; but there is no doubt that he was very popular with all men, and exercised great influence among the faithful. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  15. M. Gaston Deschamps, in the usually ribald Figaro, claimed much of the credit of this innovation for himself. – Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 by William Walton
  16. Broad and fat, long and thin, some were stretched in a wide grin, others thrust out tongues in ribald mockery. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  17. Reserve your ribald jestings, sir, till we return to town. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  18. I say it in all solemnity, Alexander, the natural bent of your mind is toward the ribald and cynical. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  19. My face was hot with shame and anger, and yet I knew that the ribald tongues that spared not the King's sister would not spare me. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  20. The ribald chorus echoed from the close mouth. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan