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droll
used in Middlemarch

6 uses
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Definition
comical in an odd way

or:

comical — while clever and understated
  • It is a droll little church.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (60% in)
  • Certainly, the exemplary Mrs. Garth had her droll aspects, but her character sustained her oddities, as a very fine wine sustains a flavor of skin.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (17% in)
  • I remember they made me laugh uncommonly—there's a droll bit about a postilion's breeches.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (64% in)
  • He had somehow picked up a troop of droll children, little hatless boys with their galligaskins much worn and scant shirting to hang out, little girls who tossed their hair out of their eyes to look at him, and guardian brothers at the mature age of seven.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (32% in)
  • "Ha, ha!" said Raffles, with an affected explosion, "that reminds me of a droll dog of a thief who declined to know the constable."
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (98% in)
  • How very droll you will look!
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (99% in)

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