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witticism
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War and Peace
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  • And, in fact, Bilibin’s witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.
  • * There was talk of all the government offices having been already removed from Moscow, and to this Shinshin’s witticism was added—that for that alone Moscow ought to be grateful to Napoleon.
  • Prince Andrew dimly realized that all this was trivial and that he had more important cares, but he continued to speak, surprising them by empty witticisms.

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  • Winston Churchill was well-known for his witticisms.
  • By the very nature of a witticism, one is given very little time to assess its various possible repercussions before one is called to give voice to it,
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day

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