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Innocence and jocosity were two of her leading characteristics; another was a genuine but ingenuous literary faculty.
WITCHING HILLE. W. HORNUNG
Colonel Waring had evolved the belief that young men could be coaxed out of their natural shyness by well-timed jocosity.
LADY LILITHSTEPHEN MCKENNA
He referred the point to Westover, who knew an inner earnestness in it, in spite of Whitwell's habit of outside jocosity.
Paul had better come and defend himself,” he said, still clinging to his jocosity; “I am going to get him.
JUPITER LIGHTSCONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON
Let him amuse the children, relax with jocosity the sternness of adults, and wreathe into smiles the wrinkles of old age.
As I am of the experienced elite of society that sups, I must bid you adieu—I promise more jocosity in my next.
A specimen of the jocosity of our exuberant scribes serves as a memento of a wonderful period.
This was a jocosity if not a mockery, but it was the first time I had heard the words in Ireland.
IRELAND AS IT ISROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)
He would connect the idea of great jocosity with unprincipled designs.
HISTORY OF ENGLISH HUMOUR, VOL. 1 (OF 2)ALFRED GUY KINGAN L'ESTRANGE
Much of this jocosity scarcely deserves the name of humour, and we may remark that in Jonson's time it did not receive it.
HISTORY OF ENGLISH HUMOUR, VOL. 1 (OF 2)ALFRED GUY KINGAN L'ESTRANGE

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