Usage examples for skit

  1. People do not write in that way to a Carpentras urchin, offering a skit to the Beaumarchais theatre. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  2. In the earlier part of the year a friend had shown to Mark Lemon a clever skit by the young lady, and the Editor forthwith commissioned her to write a series of papers to be called " Mrs. Punch's Letters to her Daughter"- a sort of belated sequel to Jerrold's " Punch's Letters to his Son." – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  3. R. has also the distinction of evoking the genius of Fielding, whose first novel, Joseph Andrews, was begun as a skit or parody upon Pamela. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  4. The humour rests in each case with the whole of the skit and in the case of one of the best of the whole series, " A Love- Agony," a poem for a picture by Maudle, given, there must be understanding on the reader's part, of the art " cult" against which it is directed. – George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians by T. Martin Wood
  5. Although there had been comic episodes in miracle plays and moralities, it was as interludes that the amusing skit and the tiny farce achieved an independent existence. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  6. I never did a skit in my life." – The Lure of the Dim Trails by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  7. Dennison wrote a skit called " The Decline and Fall of St. Cuthbert's"; and some artist, who thought that my nose was as big as my arm, made a drawing of me in which I was trying to carry the college on my back, and was so overburdened by the weight of it that nothing but my nose prevented me from being crushed to the ground. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  8. The publication of this skit drew from a wrathful professional an indignant letter, in which he declared that insomuch as he was the one and only exponent of the equilibristic art who could balance a lighted lamp upon his head, the picture which illustrated this piece of " business" must be intended as a portrait of himself, though he considered it very badly done, and a libellous production. – Frank Reynolds, R.I. by A.E. Johnson
  9. At least it is superior to the average vaudeville skit of the present day. – The Dramatic Values in Plautus by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  10. Decker's Honest W. Written during the fever of South Sea speculation, the skit of Jonathan Swift, known as the " Bank of Swearing," was one exceedingly felicitous and well- timed. – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  11. 8.- Anonymous Article, in the Birmingham Town Crier of November, 1877; a skit upon Mr. Collis's foolish speech. – Shakespeare's Bones by C. M. Ingleby
  12. Why- why, it was only meant- as a skit to make people laugh! – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  13. Among the 114 works attributed to him, it is only natural that some variety should be shown, and occasionally, as in the London Lickpenny, a skit on contemporary life in the City, he shows some trace of humour. – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow
  14. That little skit of yours, pursued the caller, has swept the country. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  15. A burlesque, a skit a satire, if you will. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  16. I think his portrait is very vigorous, and not in the least a skit whatever he may say. – General Bramble by André Maurois
  17. A further point of interest about this famous sketch was that Charles Keene was deeply offended by it at first- in the groundless belief that it was intended as a skit upon himself. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  18. This fantastic skit is intensely amusing. – The Pentecost of Calamity by Owen Wister