Sentence Examples


  • In jest, he stated that Jonathan was merely seeking the best fashion example he could find.
  • Here he was welcomed with the jest, referring to his famous speech against the Dutch, "nondum deleta Carthago."
  • On the way, he was joined by a Moor, who began to jest at some of the Christian doctrines, especially at the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin.
  • These ice-cutters are a merry race, full of jest and sport, and when I went among them they were wont to invite me to saw pit-fashion with them, I standing underneath.
  • "Ah, your excellency," put in Zherkov, his eyes fixed on the hussars, but still with that naive air that made it impossible to know whether he was speaking in jest or in earnest.

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