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She provided her, at a risible charge, with succulent meals.

Annette declined to laugh at the most risible caricatures of Tinman.

Has such a risible calamity ever occurred before in any age?

He dictated with calm deliberation, and shewed no risible feeling even when he had made a humorous point.

Which very probably the philosopher had in his head, when he defined man a risible animal.

It was a perfect tragi-comedy; a mixture of the terrible, the risible, the ominous, the rococo.

It is risible, this episode; Huysmans could display verve and a sort of grim humour when he wished.

The poor fellow uttered these sentiments with such earnestness, that my risible emotions were converted into pity.

Passing to other fields of life: "Risible—Doctor gives up hope."

Other writers in 1782, however, exerted their risible muscles much more vigorously than Malone did.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "given to laughter," from Middle French risible (14c.) and directly from Late Latin risibilis "laughable, able to laugh," from Latin risus, past participle of ridere "to laugh." Meaning "capable of exciting laughter, comical" is from 1727.

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