Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUNS

"Neither does our excellent preceptress approve of puns," said Clara.

The puns have a flavour of their medival home, the monasteries.

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

Emma wept, and he tried to console her, adorning his protestations with puns.

He puns on the name Molon and molæ, "mill at which slaves worked."

Milton's puns, like Shakespeare's, give no smallest countenance to this theory.

This humor has an American flavor, both in its puns and in its situations.

I recollected the puns on my name, and was glad to find myself calm.

If my pills were no better than your puns,” muttered the doctor, “we should all be in a bad way.

Puns, unless exceptionally witty, are to be carefully avoided.