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banter
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Moby Dick
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  • But ere he entered his cabin, light, unnatural, half-bantering, yet most piteous sound was heard.
  • "There’s a pretty fellow, now," he banteringly laughed, standing in the ship’s bows, "there’s a jackal for ye!
  • Foremost through the sparkling sea shoots on the gay, embattled, bantering bow, but only to drag dark Ahab after it, where he broods within his sternward cabin, builded over the dead water of the wake, and further on, hunted by its wolfish gurglings.

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  • banter among friends
  • She was too slow to banter well, but he appreciated her earnestness.

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