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witticism

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Definition a clever, funny remark
  • Winston Churchill was well-known for his witticisms.
  • Another fabulous witticism from Olaf and the place erupted in haw, haw, haws and "What did he says?"
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • witticism = a clever, funny remark
  • By the very nature of a witticism, one is given very little time to assess its various possible repercussions before one is called to give voice to it,
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • witticism = a clever, funny remark
  • Such rumors inevitably provoked anti-ecumenism riots and, of course, inspired new witticisms.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Peter has amazing presence of mind in the face of these so-called witticisms.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He laughed at her witticism, and took her to see the parade of floats from the balcony of the ice cream shop.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He laughs, pleased with this witticism.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • Lord Baelish is a most amusing man, but one does not fight a war with witticisms.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • He sat quietly, with a sardonic expression on his gaunt face, and spoke only when the opportunity occurred to throw in a witticism.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I don't swim without a chair," the cadet said, showing the chipped tooth as he smiled at his own witticism.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • You know that your witticisms are not witty, but you are evidently well satisfied with their literary value.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • This was a savage witticism the men had, which Jurgis had to have explained to him.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Unless you can cut this fog with your next witticism, keep it to yourself.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • I wasn't sure what frightened me more, the climb itself or the notion of being seen as a ghost; but I had no time for comforting witticisms, even to myself.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The witticism delights him and he bursts into a shrill cackle.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • Xavier endured these witticisms silently.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Once in a while, after some witticism, he would look down, and his eyes would meet hers.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • My witticisms "run like wildfire through the court".
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • And, in fact, Bilibin's witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • JEAN: Your witticisms are not very inspired.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros

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