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Serious in his reporting but droll in delivery, Mudd would broadcast from the Capitol every day the civil rights filibuster lasted, an idea that sprang from Fred Friendly, the new head of CBS News.
His droll, dark playfulness spills over into the recreations, too.
Her observation of the fragility and loveliness of daily life is so sharp and her commentary so droll, trenchant and precise, that the modest world she describes becomes almost numinous.
No one would listen to him but old Monsieur Farival, who went into convulsions over the droll story.
If this be so, doubtless there must likewise be the ghosts of dogs (what "droll dogs" they must be), also of puppies, and asses.
Irish anecdotes are exceedingly droll; but they only tend to show the thoughtless side of the Irish character.
"Your interference in my affairs grows really droll, monsieur," said the Marquis tartly.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The close association of Parpon and Valmond—that was droll; yet, too, it had a sort of fitness, she knew scarcely why.
He was launched on an adventure as whimsical as tragical, if he was an impostor; and if he was not, as pathetic as droll.
The baron looked at him with a wink so droll, that his little black eyelashes disappeared amid his yellow fat.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET

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