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.
  • Her great qualities were relieved by human traits which make her more sympathetic. It must be allowed that she was fairly open to the criticism implied in a husbandly jest attributed to Francis While they were returning from the opera house at Vienna she said to him that the singer they had just heard was the greatest actress who had ever lived, and he answered "Next to you, Madam."
  • He could jest, it was said, even in his last moments.

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