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He said it with as much jocoseness as civility allowed, then at once rose.
NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
Mr. Pepperill looked pained, not knowing just how to prevent such jocoseness on the part of his adversary.
"I know the furnishing of every third-floor front on the line," she replied, with a dreary attempt at jocoseness.
For ease and jocoseness of description it stands almost unapproachable.
Under all the big man's apparent fierceness there had been a flash of rough jocoseness in his tones at times.
He tried to give a little touch of jocoseness to it, but failed miserably.
"I are engaged to be married," promptly struck in the major, with untimely jocoseness.
TRUE AND OTHER STORIESGEORGE PARSONS LATHROP
The sailors touched their hats to him with a strange mixture of veneration and jocoseness.
HARD CASHCHARLES READE
Who does trouble themselves about Sir Dugald, and his amiably ponderous jocoseness?
THEOMRS. FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
"I have been giving you the opinion of the higher court," he said, with his nearest approach to jocoseness.
THE GRAFTERSFRANCIS LYNDE

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