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witticism
used in War and Peace

3 uses
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Definition
a clever, funny remark
  • And, in fact, Bilibin's witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.
    Book Two — 1805 (48% in)
  • * There was talk of all the government offices having been already removed from Moscow, and to this Shinshin's witticism was added—that for that alone Moscow ought to be grateful to Napoleon.
    Book Ten — 1812 (48% in)
  • Prince Andrew dimly realized that all this was trivial and that he had more important cares, but he continued to speak, surprising them by empty witticisms.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (97% in)

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