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  • And then, like some parody of a class system, around the parade ring stood a group of men in striped polo shirts, who clutched beer cans and seemed to be on some kind of outing.†   (source)
  • Often Mr. Odom simply lapses into a parody of a real house tour.†   (source)
  • There was a wartime phrase coming into style just then—"this is it"—and although it later became a parody of itself, it had a final flat accuracy which was all that could be said at certain times.†   (source)
  • One of them was playing the bagpipes, prompting the corporals to begin their own nasal whining parodies.†   (source)
  • Satire"employs humor systematically for the purpose of persuasion Irony"counter to expectation Parody"close imitation that exaggerates ridiculous or objectionable features More Tuesday, French Today in G & T, in between showing me how to carry over, Michael Moscovitz complimented me on my handling of what he called the Weinberger Incident.†   (source)
  • Her breasts started just below her chin, her hips were ...a parody.†   (source)
  • The first was a beached corpse, a bloated, white parody of a man, that had washed up on the mud flats beyond the mooring tower my first evening in town.†   (source)
  • Whattypically takes place is that we recognize elements from some prior text and begin drawing comparisons and parallels that may be fantastic, parodic, tragic, anything.†   (source)
  • Encouraged, the guard threw herself into a parody of Betsie's faltering walk.†   (source)
  • Parts of it read like a parody.†   (source)
  • In a parody of Aaron Montgomery Ward's fast-growing empire in central Chicago, Holmes had begun selling sham drugs that he guaranteed would cure alcoholism and baldness.†   (source)
  • 'They reflect the age in cynicism which cannot comprehend the death of possibilities, fatuous sophisticated indulgence in the parody of the miraculous, decadence whose last refuge is self-ridicule, a mannered helplessness.†   (source)
  • The language of the book had grown florid and overblown again—it was not self-parody yet, not quite, but it was floating steadily in that direction and he seemed helpless to stop it.†   (source)
  • Speaking with such good sense that to Fernanda he was like a sacrilegious parody of Jews among the wise men, the child described with precise and convincing details how the army had machine-gunned more than three thousand workers penned up by the station and how they loaded the bodies onto a two-hundred-car train and threw them into the sea.†   (source)
  • And, as you pointed out, a parody of Biblical quotations.†   (source)
  • Though his interaction with the Lilliputians wasn't the strongest section, you would be hard pressed to find equally clever interplay of parody and originality.†   (source)
  • That's why the show is loaded with so many "adult" elements, the constant punning and pop culture references like Monsterpiece Theater or the Samuel Beckett parody "Waiting for Elmo."†   (source)
  • He waved his hand in a kind of parody of a hipster and walked out.†   (source)
  • She, like a good Victorian parody, learned from her husband all that was worth learning—to separate herself in body, mind, and spirit from all that suggested Africa; to cultivate the habits, tastes, preferences that her absent father-in-law and foolish mother-in-law would have approved.†   (source)
  • But her face wasn't an emotionless parody of herself or a cruel mask.†   (source)
  • Turning toward Maia, he bent his head and blew the powder at her in a grotesque parody of a blown kiss.†   (source)
  • Eisenstein's method of immediate characterization, called typage, seemed self-parodied and shattered here, intentionally.†   (source)
  • Annie felt a shiver at the nape of her neck and the horse seemed to sense it too, for now he pinned back his ears and leered at her in a toothy, gothic parody of threat.†   (source)
  • 'Is he?' teased the unregenerate old man, pinching his pointy jaw gravely in a parody of repentance.†   (source)
  • They were a defiant parody.†   (source)
  • It all seemed like a parody of what faith was supposed to be—quiet and heart-settling, not grandiose and dramatic—which is why I always eventually changed the channel.†   (source)
  • "Oh, my poor boys," Zacharie said in a squeaky voice, a choked parody of his deep baritone.†   (source)
  • He shakes his fists at the ceiling, in a parody of rage.†   (source)
  • They were both performing an expected routine, a routine invented by someone and imposed upon them, performing it in mockery, in hatred, in defiling parody on its inventors.†   (source)
  • Rockman's face was close to hers, his body pinning her in an obscene parody of love.†   (source)
  • He'd have platoons of guys like Pete Ichibata deployed about the globe, each too brilliant for his own good, whose primary modes were sorrow and parody.†   (source)
  • She tells me that before the revolution Cuba was a pathetic place, a parody of a country.†   (source)
  • "It was our car," she said and then turned to me, her elbow propped such that it looked as if she were toasting with that Christmas-wrapped Schlitz can, like some kind of Statue of Liberty parody.†   (source)
  • A parody of the ruling language.†   (source)
  • His lips touched against my ear in a malignant parody of a kiss.†   (source)
  • The book in the Vatican is only an obscene parody.†   (source)
  • Suddenly he dropped the parody.†   (source)
  • The point of the message may be lost in the parody.†   (source)
  • He lived outside time, indifferent to the wisdom of age or the rights of station, indifferent even to that studied and fatuous indifference of people like Miss Bunce, the probation officer, whose every gesture was a parody of people like Hodge.†   (source)
  • EDMUND Scornfully parodying his brother's cynicism.†   (source)
  • The Chervil boy was showing off for the lawyer's girl, singing a love ballad and paralleling it with a visual parody.†   (source)
  • She laughed, twisting her shoulder in a horrible parody of coquetry.†   (source)
  • But there's no such thing as a timeless parody, is there?   (source)
    parody = a funny, exaggerated imitation of somebody's style
  • For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter.   (source)
    parody = a frightening imitation
  • The tangle of lines showed him the mechanics of this parody; he examined the white nasal bones, the teeth, the colors of corruption.   (source)
    parody = poor imitation
  • I have more respect for the earnest guy who does something that can last for generations, and that hip people feel the need to parody.   (source)
    parody = make a funny, exaggerated imitation of somebody's style
  • They look instead like parodies of Christ's attributes.†   (source)
  • But his face was tilted back, his lips retracted and teeth bared in a ghoulish parody of a smile.†   (source)
  • Promise me you won't spend the rest of your life stuck around this bloody parody of a place mat.†   (source)
  • No. It might not be the same signature, but it was the same Bible parody.†   (source)
  • Again a parody of the laws regarding burnt offerings.†   (source)
  • We sing these, and other parodies of popular songs, all of which we think are very witty.†   (source)
  • But here in the district court she had exaggerated her style to the point of parody.†   (source)
  • They had been speaking in the low tongue, a parody of informality.†   (source)
  • A parody of those long ago childhood pleadings.†   (source)
  • Their very walk, a kind of anti-erotic, knee-action lope, was a parody of locomotion and of manhood.†   (source)
  • And she hip-twisted and moaned oohingly at the friction—moaned in parody but also in earnest.†   (source)
  • If I turn my head so that the white wings framing my face direct my vision towards it, I can see it as I go down the stairs, round, convex, a pier glass, like the eye of a fish, and myself in it like a distorted shadow, a parody of something, some fairy-tale figure in a red cloak, descending towards a moment of carelessness that is the same as danger.†   (source)
  • Young women drawn to Chicago by the fair and by the prospect of living on their own had disappeared, last seen at the killer's block-long mansion, a parody of everything architects held dear.†   (source)
  • Tonight, when the Bikura went down into the Cleft for their daily parody of worship, I said Mass at the altar of the newly erected chapel.†   (source)
  • When Salman Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses (1988), he caused his characters to parody (in order to show their wickedness, among other things) certain events and persons from the Koran and the life of the Prophet.†   (source)
  • The Tribune, in an unintended parody of its own penchant for describing the gowns of the rich, noted that Lola, a South Sea Islander, wore her "native costume of bark cloth covering about half the body, with low cut and sleeveless bodice."†   (source)
  • There was no sense of parody or melodrama in this act, no symbolism or hidden intention; it was merely the automatic reaction of a priest who had said Mass almost daily for more than forty-six years of his life and who now faced the prospect of never again participating in the reassuring ritual of that celebration.†   (source)
  • We get the joke, and the punch line makes the parody better than if he'd pretended he was up to nothing very special, since it says with a wink that we're in on the whole thing, that we knew all along.†   (source)
  • I was in the process of formulating a theory...We talked about the fact that all this is a parody of the Bible.†   (source)
  • This is a grotesque parody of what is written in the Bible—it's more like associations to quotations pulled out of context.†   (source)
  • She still wore the same clothes she'd been wearing at Meliorn's parody of a dinner party, but her shoes had been taken.†   (source)
  • She was smiling again, and her voice was teasing as she said in a flawless self-parody "A gentleman would never, under any circumstance, use such language in front of a lady.†   (source)
  • Visions begin to form of the creature returning to his friends with Pears Transparent Soap and then all of them bathing and scrubbing their armpits in the rain in a foul parody of us.†   (source)
  • And while she spoke, across the corral, Pilgrim seemed to be acting out some perverse parody of the events she described.†   (source)
  • So Lambesis made a kung fu parody ad in which the Airwalk hero fights off martial arts villains with his skateboard.†   (source)
  • At the light box he was a parody of the traditional figure in the basement room, the lone inventor stooped over his worktable, piecing together the pins, springs and wires of some eccentric contraption, the lightbulb idea that would change the world.†   (source)
  • It was not a dance we had paid money to see, for their movements were irreligious parodies of the province and spirit of dance.†   (source)
  • It was not possible in this city, as it had been for Eric in Paris, to take a long and peaceful walk at any hour of the day or night, dropping in for a drink at a bistro or flopping oneself down at a sidewalk café—the half-dozen grim parodies of sidewalk cafés to be found in New York were not made for flopping.†   (source)
  • Ezra looked, talked, and acted like a huge southern cliche, a parody who was unaware that his type had been catalogued and identified over and over again.†   (source)
  • No, it was later, I realized, during one moment of what seemed now their unending conflict, that his voice had come down through the ceiling, booming, with the ponderous, measured cadence of booted footfalls, and cried out in a tone that might have been deemed a parody of existential anguish had it not possessed the resonances of complete, unfeigned terror: "Don't ...you ...see ...Sophie ...we ...are ...dying!†   (source)
  • And that was how, at this time of farewell, in this parody of domestic life, we stayed for a while, oddly reposed.†   (source)
  • The Sunlight Man clapped with a grotesque parody of delight, twirled away from them and out to the kitchen, then emerged not more than a second later, as it seemed to her, in a black and red cape, with a high silk hat balanced on his ratiocination-colored hair.†   (source)
  • To one crass man he said, "What you are failing to understand is that this parody of Christianity you talk so warmly about can only make sense to people who are Christians.†   (source)
  • This is a parody, but not a very gross one.†   (source)
  • This idea is our parody of an idea that came from the Enemy.†   (source)
  • Now Aunt Evy was singing softly to them, making up a parody on the song.†   (source)
  • The crooked parody of Mitsima's, his own stood beside it.†   (source)
  • In retaliation, the Irish shouted a parody of the song across the dark back yards.†   (source)
  • Or maybe it was the kind of evening Dingbat made of it that didn't please him, Dingbat's recitations and hoarse parodies, his turkey girding and obscene cackles that made the girls scream.†   (source)
  • He came out into the yard and the animal turned awkwardly — the parody of a watchdog — and began to bark at him.†   (source)
  • And the coldness was the final horror of the act which we performed, as though two dolls should parody the shame and filth of man to make it doubly shameful.†   (source)
  • He was abusing Big Brother, he was denouncing the dictatorship of the Party, he was demanding the immediate conclusion of peace with Eurasia, he was advocating freedom of speech, freedom of the Press, freedom of assembly, freedom of thought, he was crying hysterically that the revolution had been betrayed — and all this in rapid polysyllabic speech which was a sort of parody of the habitual style of the orators of the Party, and even contained Newspeak words: more Newspeak words, indeed, than any Party member would normally use in real life.†   (source)
  • Its parody-rituals of the parade ground serve the ends of Holdfast, the tyrant dragon, not the God in whom self-interest is annihilate.†   (source)
  • It was not a parody, it was a serious job of adaptation in what any professor would have called excellent taste.†   (source)
  • When the spasm had passed, utterly exhausted, tensing his thin legs and arms, on which, within forty-eight hours, the flesh had wasted to the bone, the child lay flat, racked on the tumbled bed, in a grotesque parody of crucifixion.†   (source)
  • For the rest, he went about and composed parodies, which, with a devil's grin, he told himself would split the sides of posterity.†   (source)
  • All these young men parodied her husband, she reflected; he said it would rain; they said it would be a positive tornado.†   (source)
  • The fingers of his withered arm pointed stiffly toward himself, beckoning to him, and touching him as he walked with stiff jerking taps, in a terrible parody of vanity.†   (source)
  • The Germans sang lustier and more voices came in until they killed the parody even as they had killed "Auld Lang Syne.†   (source)
  • It was some foul parody, some infamous, ignoble satire.†   (source)
  • Or...parodying Pyramus' sighs... 'Behold the nose that mars the harmony Of its master's phiz!†   (source)
  • "Bravi, bravo, brava!" cried Morcerf, parodying the banker, as the selection came to an end.†   (source)
  • Let the creed and commandments even have the saucy homage of parody.†   (source)
  • It takes Saint-Peter in Rome, copies it and parodies it.†   (source)
  • Everything can be parodied, even parody.†   (source)
  • Everything can be parodied, even parody.†   (source)
  • In that society, they parodied the Revolution.†   (source)
  • It was the abyss parodied on the public place by hubbub.†   (source)
  • The things that had filled his days seemed now like a nursery parody of life, or like the wrangles of mediaeval schoolmen over metaphysical terms that nobody had ever understood.†   (source)
  • There were four other stunts: one Jewish, one Irish, one juvenile, and Nat Hicks's parody of Mark Antony's funeral oration.†   (source)
  • Every soul aboard stood at the bulwarks or on the seats of the steamer and stared at that distant shape, higher than the trees or church towers inland, and advancing with a leisurely parody of a human stride.†   (source)
  • ... The rain pattered and swished in the garden; a water-pipe (it must have had a hole in it) performed just outside the window a parody of blubbering woe with funny sobs and gurgling lamentations, interrupted by jerky spasms of silence...."A bit of shelter," he mumbled and ceased.†   (source)
  • The rendering of the scene by the ACTORS from the very first words is seen to be quite a different thing, though it has not in any way the air of a parody.†   (source)
  • ....You doll women, you parasites, you toys of men, you silken-wrapped geisha girls, you painted, idle, purring cats, you parody of the females of your species— find brains enough if you can to see the doom hanging over you and revolt before it is too late!†   (source)
  • She winked as she said it; unrefined by sickness and suffering, she now pointed with her head in Hans Castorp's direction and pulled down the corners of her mouth to parody his distress, mocking and ruthlessly exploiting his sad state.†   (source)
  • He was there below me, and, upon my word, to look at him was as edifying as seeing a dog in a parody of breeches and a feather hat, walking on his hind-legs.†   (source)
  • She knew with a cold certainty that Dave was rehearsing his "stunt" about the Norwegian catching the hen, Ella running over the first lines of "An Old Sweetheart of Mine," and Nat thinking of his popular parody on Mark Antony's oration.†   (source)
  • A parody was immediately put in circulation in the galleries of the court-house, in verses that limped a little:— Maitre Corbeau, sur un dossier perche,[13] Tenait dans son bee une saisie executoire; Maitre Renard, par l'odeur alleche, BOOK FOURTH.†   (source)
  • "Had there been no Bagration, it would have been necessary to invent him," said the wit Shinshin, parodying the words of Voltaire.†   (source)
  • 'Amy, my dear Amy,' retorted Fanny, parodying her words, 'I know that I wish to have a more defined and distinct position, in which I can assert myself with greater effect against that insolent woman.'†   (source)
  • Erect upon the rock, angry and threatening, Otto Liedenbrock was a rather grotesque fierce parody upon the fierce Achilles defying the lightning.†   (source)
  • Bicarat was a Gascon, as d'Artagnan was; he turned a deaf ear, and contented himself with laughing, and between two parries finding time to point to a spot of earth with his sword, "Here," cried he, parodying a verse of the Bible, "here will Bicarat die; for I only am left, and they seek my life."†   (source)
  • Djali reared himself on his hind legs, and began to bleat, marching along with so much dainty gravity, that the entire circle of spectators burst into a laugh at this parody of the interested devoutness of the captain of pistoliers.†   (source)
  • I will parody them— Blest Knight!†   (source)
  • When the monster's detractors cited a saying by the botanist Linnaeus that "nature doesn't make leaps," witty writers in the popular periodicals parodied it, maintaining in essence that "nature doesn't make lunatics," and ordering their contemporaries never to give the lie to nature by believing in krakens, sea serpents, "Moby Dicks," and other all-out efforts from drunken seamen.†   (source)
  • "Monsieur," said Aramis, parodying Jussac, "it would afford us great pleasure to obey your polite invitation if it depended upon ourselves; but unfortunately the thing is impossible—Monsieur de Treville has forbidden it.†   (source)
  • It was easy to see, from their parodied gestures, their ringing laughter, the bantering appeals which they exchanged with their comrades, from one end of the hall to the other, that these young clerks did not share the weariness and fatigue of the rest of the spectators, and that they understood very well the art of extracting, for their own private diversion from that which they had under their eyes, a spectacle which made them await the other with patience.†   (source)
  • it is a strange thing that this grandioseness and this burlesque should be amicable neighbors, that all this majesty should not be thrown into disorder by all this parody, and that the same mouth can to-day blow into the trump of the Judgment Day, and to-morrow into the reed-flute!†   (source)
  • The wine on Surene is a parody of the wine of Alba, the red border of Desaugiers forms a balance to the great cutting of Balatro, Pere Lachaise exhales beneath nocturnal rains same gleams as the Esquiliae, and the grave of the poor bought for five years, is certainly the equivalent of the slave's hived coffin.†   (source)
  • There are rough outlines in nature; there are, in creation, ready-made parodies; a beak which is not a beak, wings which are not wings, gills which are not gills, paws which are not paws, a cry of pain which arouses a desire to laugh, there is the duck.†   (source)
  • One of his comrades replied: "The soldiers have!" thus parodying without being aware of the fact, Bonaparte's proclamation to the army in Italy: "When they had anything of a more secret nature on hand," adds one report, "they did not communicate it to each other."†   (source)
  • Such verses have been triumphed over in parodies of which Dr. Johnson's Stanza is a fair specimen.†   (source)
  • Harry bucked in a hideous parody of the act of love, then collapsed without a sound in a limp heap on top of me, blood jetting in diminishing spurts from the wound in his back.†   (source)
  • This was a line from Hello, Good-Die, our James Bond parody in which everyone is actually a sock puppet.†   (source)
  • To such we may parody the tender exclamation of Macduff, "Alas!†   (source)
  • We do not need to know French literature before Voltaire in order to feel, although the lurking parody may escape us, that he is poking fun at us and at himself.†   (source)
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