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facetious
used in Oliver Twist

4 uses
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Definition
trivial humor
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (40% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (34% in)
  • 'Where is she?' said Mr. Bumble, whom the gin-and-water had rendered facetious.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (86% in)
  • '—Which makes three,' observed Mr. Bumble, essaying a stroke of facetiousness.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (80% in)

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