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He was also the victim of a particularly odious witticism while living here.
Enchanted at what he thought a witticism, he cut short further dry talk.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
The use of the prescribed address "ma'mselle" was evidently regarded as a witticism, for shouts of laughter filled the place.
THE FALSE CHEVALIERWILLIAM DOUW LIGHTHALL
Even every witty tale and mere witticism teaches something useful.
It was a more or less pointless witticism, but it had a humorous quotable flavor, and it made Evans mad.
The local chronicler is much perplexed by another somewhat inelegant Aberdeenshire witticism—“Gang to Birse and bottle skate.”
"Uncle Sam," gayly responded the emigrant, with huge enjoyment in his well-worn witticism.
But Miss Thoroughbung's witticism did throw a certain damp over the wedding-breakfast.
MR. SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILYANTHONY TROLLOPE
Perhaps his very best witticism was upon an old lady of rank, who married a valet de chambre, and it was made at the whist-table.
I often wondered afterward how he stumbled on the witticism.
JOHN MARVEL, ASSISTANTTHOMAS NELSON PAGE

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