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.