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MPD detective Yari Babich had been assigned to the case, but Fanone learned Babich had posted a bunch of nasty comments on social media about Fanone’s media tour—calling him an egomaniac, a celebrity wannabe, unprofessional, a buffoon.
WHAT MIKE FANONE CAN'T FORGETMOLLY BALLAUGUST 5, 2021TIME
He is the lead character — and he’s reduced himself to this buffoon in the bathtub!
REVISITING ‘THE VISITORS’: AN ORAL HISTORY OF RAGNAR KJARTANSSON’S MULTIMEDIA MASTERPIECESEBASTIAN SMEE, GABRIEL FLORIT, JOANNE LEEJULY 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He belongs to the buffoon class, and is distinguished by his mandoline and ballad-singing.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
Figure to yourself this eager little chap: high-keyed, timid, fervid: something of a buffoon, always a victim of his perceptions.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
In short, he entirely sacrificed every appearance of the warrior to the masquerade of a buffoon.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
In an instant the man who had been masquerading as a buffoon was again the commanding officer, stern and alert.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIESLADY SARAH WILSON
In the social display of wit and humour, there is a marked mean between the buffoon and the dullard or prig.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
I think you make a better Quaker boy than you did a crazy man last time, or buffoon and tumbler the first one.
THE RANGERSD. P. THOMPSON
Urbain, watching the grotesque disguise of the buffoon, conceived a plan.
THE BARBER OF PARISCHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
Bishop Burnet calls Marvell “a droll,” Parker, who was to be a bishop, calls him “a buffoon.”
ANDREW MARVELLAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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