Usage examples for witty

  1. To have lived twelve miles from that fruit would have disturbed him as much as it did the witty dean." – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. Those thoughtful eyes, the light on the lofty brow, the delicate lips, which seemed about parting to utter some wise or witty word- he had not painted them, never, never could he have accomplished such a masterpiece. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. A witty Frenchman, who knew it well, once said that it is a country to die for, but not to live in. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. And he longed to add something witty and careless. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  5. They spoke of his history, of his person, and of his works; of his witty sayings, and sarcastic replies, and of his too early fate, with much enthusiasm, and sometimes with deep feeling. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  6. And it's so quaint, and gives such a smart emphasis to things that are not in themselves very witty. – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  7. Witty as well as pretty. – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  8. Lancaster was a witty and eloquent speaker and a successful trial lawyer. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  9. Turner to write a letter to a lady in the country, in which I did, now and then, put in half a dozen words, and sometimes five or six lines, and then she as much, and made up a long and good letter, she being mighty witty really, though troublesome- humoured with it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. The illustrations drawn by himself are as witty as the verses. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  11. Those who give a child a witty instead of a rational answer, do not know how dearly they often make the poor child pay for their jest. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  12. How the witty scoundrel accomplished that business is a matter of common history. – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  13. He was very witty, and apparently very amiable. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  14. I suppose she is very witty. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. " Some other day, then," said the young man, laughing as if he had said a very witty thing. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  16. I say with sisterly candor, " when you put your head round the school- room door, and found that you had been witty about him to his face!" – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  17. And now, young sir, who seem as witty as you are good looking, you may, if you will, tell us your name and your business. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  18. Monsieur, never attempt to be witty; they will put you down for a wit, and laugh at anything you say, even when you put yourself out to speak the truth. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  19. One of the long- haired sang the champagne song, and Wurzelmann made a witty speech. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. It is very easy to be witty, sir; but I beg you will behave more respectfully to me in the presence of my children, innocent lambs! – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald