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jocular
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  • Whether Young Smallweed (metaphorically called Small and eke Chick Weed, as it were jocularly to express a fledgling) was ever a boy is much doubted in Lincoln’s Inn.
  • Richard, begging me, for the greater grace of the transaction, as he said, to settle with Coavinses (as Mr. Skimpole now jocularly called him), I counted out the money and received the necessary acknowledgment.
  • "I am afraid everybody is obliged to be," said I timidly enough, he being so much older and more clever than I. "No, really?" said Mr. Skimpole, receiving this new light with a most agreeable jocularity of surprise.
  • "What do Sir Leicester care for that, you think, my angel?" returns mademoiselle in a jocular strain.
  • I was quite unprepared for the rapid manner in which Mrs. Guppy’s power of jocularity merged into a power of taking the profoundest offence.
  • It would be contradictory for one in mademoiselle’s state of agreeable jocularity to foam at the mouth, otherwise a tigerish expansion thereabouts might look as if a very little more would make her do it.
  • (There is an ogreish kind of jocularity in Grandfather Smallweed to-day.

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  • "Oops!" her father agreed jocularly.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • "You’re rude, jocular; and the one time you do something serious, it tears at the fabric of our nation.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite

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