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facetious
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Oliver Twist
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  • But, making Oliver cry, Noah attempted to be more facetious still; and in his attempt, did what many sometimes do to this day, when they want to be funny.
  • With this irrepressible ebullition of mirth, Master Bates laid himself flat on the floor: and kicked convulsively for five minutes, in an ectasy of facetious joy.
  • ’Where is she?’ said Mr. Bumble, whom the gin-and-water had rendered facetious.
  • ’—Which makes three,’ observed Mr. Bumble, essaying a stroke of facetiousness.

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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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