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synonyms for gallows humor

  • black humor
  • grim humor
  • macabre humor
  • sick humor
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How to use gallows humor in a sentence

I was a little riled at first myself, but the second and last lady who came out put me in excellent humor.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The gray eyes, once flashing with the light of kindly humor, now softened with sympathy, now glowed with pity.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He was judge of the admiralty court of Pennsylvania; his writings abound with wit, humor and satire.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
When Tim hesitates he loses his temper as a sensible man should lose it—he buries it, and his indomitable good humor wins.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He paused, and to illustrate the imperious humor of the Scot, he waved his fingers and a red wrister at me.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
It was a fact that Amy Drew often saw humor where her chum 98 could not spy anything in the least laughable.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
She had reached a stage when she seemed to be no longer feeling her way, working, when in the humor, with sureness and ease.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And she would seat herself at the piano and play as her humor prompted her while the young woman read the letter.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
I know this small organ well—an old friend on dreary mornings, putting the laziest riser in a good humor for the day.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
It is far from evident why Soulis escaped with imprisonment while Brechin and others were sent to the gallows.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
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