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Rulledge demanded, with a resentment which we felt so droll in him that we laughed.

Provost was tall, his silvery hair was blown about, and he had a droll face.

Whereat they said how droll, how cheerful, what a flow of spirits!

It may seem a droll idea; but see what progress has been made already.

"But go and see that droll dog," the little man persisted, calling after him.

"There is a droll arrogance about you, Marius," she told him, quietly.

And he laughed heartily, as though insolvency was as droll a thing as could be.

Droll enough, that one kind of slavery is to be the refuge for another.

His boundless self-conceit would have been droll if it had not been so offensive.

His Theresa is a droll dog, fair to look upon, dark and fat.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French drôle "odd, comical, funny" (1580s), in Middle French a noun meaning "a merry fellow," possibly from Middle Dutch drol "fat little fellow, goblin," or Middle High German trolle "clown," ultimately from Old Norse troll "giant, troll" (see troll (n.)). Related: Drolly; drollish.

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