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Definitioncharacterized by jokes and good humor
- After announcing this determination, the honourable gentleman grew jocular; and as patent boots, lemon-coloured kid gloves, and a fur coat collar, assist jokes materially, there was immense laughter and much cheering, and moreover such a brilliant display of ladies' pocket-handkerchiefs, as threw the grievous gentleman quite into the shade.Chapter 2 (93% in)
- With that, he jocularly tapped Mrs Sliderskew under the chin, and appeared, for the moment, inclined to celebrate the close of his bachelor days by imprinting a kiss on her shrivelled lips.Chapter 53 (99% in)
- 'Well, my Slider,' said Mr Squeers, jocularly.Chapter 57 (33% in)
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