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"Sha'n't tell tales out of school," he replied, with another weak attempt at his old facetiousness.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
The wretch laughed at her own facetiousness, and at once took steps to have some more "fun," as she called it.
SHADOW, THE MYSTERIOUS DETECTIVEPOLICE CAPTAIN HOWARD
But the genuine humourist sees something in that feature itself, as nature shaped it, to excite his facetiousness.
GEORGE ELIOTMATHILDE BLIND
They certainly know how many make five; and their facetiousness in close proximity to a large British Column was beyond us.
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
You call a cigar a "convoluted weed," and so on, you know; that passes for facetiousness.
NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
Another example of ready American facetiousness cheered a dull day for me last year in Tennessee.
FROM PILLAR TO POSTJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
But I doubt my present stock of facetiousness—that is, of good serious humor—so as not to let the cat out of the bag.
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
As in duty bound, the lieutenant laughed heartily at the facetiousness of his commander.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 59, NO. 368, JUNE 1846VARIOUS
This referred, with polite facetiousness, to Mrs. Twomey's stature, and was taken by her in excellent part.
MOUNT MUSICE. OE. SOMERVILLE AND MARTIN ROSS
Yet London in his time was literally the village that modern facetiousness calls it.
THE HAUNTS OF OLD COCKAIGNEALEX THOMPSON

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