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  • ’You are facetious, sir,’ said Nicholas, scornfully.
  • Rendered additionally witty by this applause, Sir Mulberry Hawk leered upon his friends most facetiously, and led Kate downstairs with an air of familiarity, which roused in her gentle breast such burning indignation, as she felt it almost impossible to repress.
  • ’You had better be careful how you indulge in such jokes again,’ said Nicholas, ’or you may find an allusion to pulling noses rather a dangerous reminder for the subject of your facetiousness.
  • ’What’s the reason,’ said Mr Squeers, deriving fresh facetiousness from the bottle; ’what’s the reason of rheumatics?
  • Indeed, there sprung up quite a flirtation between Miss La Creevy and Tim Linkinwater, who said a thousand jocose and facetious things, and became, by degrees, quite gallant, not to say tender.
  • …looked better if she had made herself ten years younger, and whether he didn’t think, as a matter of general observation, that young ladies looked better not only in pictures, but out of them too, than old ones; with many more small jokes and facetious remarks, which were delivered with such good-humour and merriment, that Smike thought, within himself, she was the nicest lady he had ever seen; even nicer than Mrs Grudden, of Mr Vincent Crummles’s theatre; and she was a nice lady too,…

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  • I trust you didn’t take her facetious remarks seriously.
  • You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
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