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Word: bantering

Definition: joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter


Sentences Containing 'bantering'

But ere he entered his cabin, light, unnatural, half-bantering, yet most piteous sound was heard.
Foremost through the sparkling sea shoots on the gay, embattled, bantering bow, but only to drag dark Ahab after it, where he broods within his sternward cabin, builded over the dead water of the wake, and further on, hunted by its wolfish gurglings.
Short, stocky, and prematurely bald, Lloyd was remembered for informally bantering with, and occasionally bullying, the attendees at his private lectures.
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