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The men exchanged pleasantries, Buzbee recalled, and then Buzbee made an offer.
I joined him and, after some pleasantries, raised the subject.
Vargas, suspecting the conversation would turn into a recruitment pitch, stopped responding after exchanging pleasantries.
But this pleasantry, excellent as pleasantry, hardly deserves serious refutation.
It is a continental form of pleasantry, and an artistic experiment in blasphemy which is taken seriously by the unwise.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
She looked up with a sort of half smile, as if she suspected some pleasantry of which she had not yet detected the drift.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
"I think there is no necessity for carrying a pleasantry into our private life," she said, in a perfectly amiable voice.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
This was evidently local pleasantry, for the old man cackled over it, and his cronies joined in with gusto.
DRACULABRAM STOKER
To show how far I was before from the true interpretation, I shall confess a foolish pleasantry for which I still blush.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
The boys could well afford to laugh at the pleasantry of the man who, it was evident, felt a partiality for them.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS

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