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But singular cases may exist wherein raillery is inapplicable, and of which it is not for us to judge.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Its impertinence and folly might well have provoked the raillery of the most inoffensive.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
Liszt calls Chopin "a fine connoisseur in raillery and an ingenious mocker."
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Is it possible that there should be a more perfect style, or a finer, more delicate or more natural raillery?
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS, VOL XVARIOUS
Among sayings in the English language attributed to the notes of the meadowlark are some expressions of banter and raillery.
PRAIRIE SMOKE (SECOND EDITION, REVISED)MELVIN RANDOLPH GILMORE
This raillery went on day after day until even Steve—gentle, patient Steve had enough.
THE GENTLE ART OF COOKING WIVESELIZABETH STRONG WORTHINGTON
This tone of raillery and this stilted manner of speech promptly caught the fancy of the throng.
THE LANDLOPERHOLMAN DAY
Malco Diaz made a gesture of fury, but after a moment a smile of raillery played upon his lips.
THE GUIDE OF THE DESERTGUSTAVE AIMARD
"Without reckoning the passions which influence him," interrupted the first speaker, with a slight accent of raillery.
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Lady Delacour immediately attacked him with raillery, on the subject of the fair Annabella.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
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