Thesaurus / puns
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Emma cried, and he tried to console her, adorning his protestations with puns.

Madame BovaryGustave Flaubert

He chatted with the landlady; and even told anecdotes interspersed with jokes and puns that Hippolyte did not understand.

Madame BovaryGustave Flaubert

Puns are the smallpox of the language;—we're cursed with an epidemic.

What puns have been made on the unhappy, because so obvious, ‘Oxon!’

By-ways in Book-landWilliam Davenport Adams

I had thought to have written seriously, but I fancy I succeed best in epistles of mere fun; puns & that nonsense.

At all events we will live in Hope, said Jack, who was too fond of puns.

Down the River to the SeaAgnes Maule Machar

He considered the arguments of the last speaker paltry, and his puns beneath contempt.

In puns, and good puns too, this piece is particularly prolific.

A Book of BurlesqueWillam Davenport Adams

As to puns in conversation, my only fear is that they are too generally indulged in.

The Wit of WomenKate Sanborn

Many names of inns have arisen from the puns on the landlord or locality.


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