Sentence Examples


  • Numerous anecdotes and witticisms attributed to her will be found in Athenaeus.
  • The style is quaint, original, abounding in allusions and witticisms, and rich,  with piled-up analogies and metaphors.
  • Some of them played the part of professional jesters (like the later buffoons and court fools), and kept collections of witticisms ready for use at their patrons' table; others relied upon flattery, others again condescended to the most degrading devices (Plutarch, De adulatore, 23; De educatione puerorum, 17).
  • And, in fact, Bilibin's witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.