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"There's a little too much persiflage around here," he said sternly.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
Forester smiled, but not without anger, at the quiet persiflage of her manner.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
The proprietor of the Kingsbury Tavern smiled indulgently at this persiflage.
THE DWELLING PLACE OF LIGHT, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
All this persiflage, in harmony with the polemics of the Gorgias, derides and degrades the Rhetors collectively.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME III (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
What brilliant effort of persiflage was to follow will never be known, for at that moment came Sanders.
THE KEEPERS OF THE KING'S PEACEEDGAR WALLACE
Persiflage, pėr′si-flzh, n. a frivolous way of talking or treating any subject: banter.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
At another juncture we have the first hint of a bit of persiflage which Sheridan afterwards imitated in "The Critic."
A BOOK OF BURLESQUEWILLAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
It is not certain whether this was said in simplicity or in persiflage.
FOUR YEARS IN FRANCEHENRY DIGBY BESTE
Persiflage of this sort did not appear to be accomplishing anything.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
In what persiflage he indulged, what bitter and satirical things he said of Germans and Germany is not recorded.
TAM O' THE SCOOTSEDGAR WALLACE
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