Usage examples for ribald

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Reserve your ribald jestings, sir, till we return to town. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  9. 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
  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. 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
  12. " 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The ribald chorus echoed from the close mouth. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan