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Fletcher's burlesquing Shakspere is no argument against their having written together.
It is not Georges Fourest burlesquing in a caf; Fourest's guffaw is magnificent, he is hardly satirical.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
Melinda walked mockingly side by side with her, burlesquing her walk and serious face.
NELLY'S FIRST SCHOOLDAYSJOSEPHINE FRANKLIN
Some of our pious authors appear not to have been aware that they were burlesquing religion.
Again, too, he followed his original with some care, burlesquing rather in detail than on broad lines.
A BOOK OF BURLESQUEWILLAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
At such times she astonished him by taking his most solemn histrionics with flippant incredulity, and even burlesquing them.
Ah, it is the unique art and the martial music you find entertaining--or were you burlesquing a Communist meeting?
CLASS OF '29ORRIE LASHIN AND MILO HASTINGS
The puppet play was used as a means of burlesquing the legitimate theater and drama.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
The burlesquing of idols and idolatry always afforded a ready mark for the sarcasm of the prophets.
But this was a tame mummery, compared with the grossness elsewhere allowed in burlesquing religious ceremonies.

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pulchritudinousadjective | [puhl-kri-tood-n-uhs, -tyood- ]SEE DEFINITION