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I loved that the guys were so charmingly incompetent and self-deprecating in some areas, without being feckless buffoons.
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The comic authors entertained spectators by fantastic and gross displays, by the exhibition of buffoonery and pantomime.
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Though dogs I never did care for keeping, because it goes with drinking, foulness, and buffoonery!
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There is a gravity behind his buffoonery, and a secret sympathy with his butts.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
Humour she really possessed; and when she chose it, she could be diverting to those who like buffoonery in women.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
James I. gave all manner of liberty and encouragement to the exercise of buffoonery, and took great delight in it himself.
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Cards, dice, heavy drinking and noisy buffoonery were not in his line; he had higher views.
THE DUELA. I. KUPRIN
Though I love fun, eternal jesting, buffoonery, punning absolutely kills me.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
"I shall stay no longer to listen to mere buffoonery," and for the last time that night Merle swept back the ever-falling lock.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
Nor is this to be wondered at, since mimicry borders so closely on buffoonery, as generally to end in absolute vulgarity.
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