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Word: humor

Definition: indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor


Sentences Containing 'humor'

He had no good humor in his face, nor any openness of aspect left, but had become a secret, angry, dangerous man.
Charles Darnay as was natural asked him, in all good humor and good fellowship, what he did mean?
Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humor, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three and twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.
They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humor when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited.
She was received, however, very politely by them; and in their brother's manners there was something better than politeness; there was good humor and kindness.
They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humor, and laugh at their acquaintance with spirit.
How can Mr. Bingley, who seems good humor itself, and is, I really believe, truly amiable, be in friendship with such a man?
She was resolved against any sort of conversation with him, and turned away with a degree of ill humor which she could not wholly surmount even in speaking to Mr. Bingley, whose blind partiality provoked her.
The morrow produced no abatement of Mrs. Bennet's ill humor or ill health.
``It keeps him in good humor,''said she,``and I am more obliged to you than I can express.''
The very mention of anything concerning the match threw her into an agony of ill humor, and wherever she went she was sure of hearing it talked of.
A resemblance in good humor and good spirits had recommended her and Lydia to each other, and out of their three months'acquaintance they had been intimate two.
She saw that he wanted to engage her on the old subject of his grievances, and she was in no humor to indulge him.
Her father, captivated by youth and beauty, and that appearance of good humor which youth and beauty generally give, had married a woman whose weak understanding and illiberal mind had very early in their marriage put an end to all real affection for her.
After the first fortnight or three weeks of her absence, health, good humor, and cheerfulness began to reappear at Longbourn.
She was less handsome than her brother; but there was sense and good humor in her face, and her manners were perfectly unassuming and gentle.
And what claims has Lydia what attraction has she beyond youth, health, and good humor that could make him, for her sake, forego every chance of benefiting himself by marrying well?
She was in no humor for conversation with anyone but himself; and to him she had hardly courage to speak.
They did not see the gentlemen again till Tuesday; and Mrs. Bennet, in the meanwhile, was giving way to all the happy schemes, which the good humor and common politeness of Bingley, in half an hour's visit, had revived.
It gave her all the animation that her spirits could boast; for she was in no cheerful humor.
I was not in a humor to wait for any opening of yours.
Notice the unconscious humor of the foreshortened spears and figure carefully arranged on the ground to vanish to the recently discovered vanishing point.
He interested me because he was so quiet and solitary and so happy withal; a well of good humor and contentment which overflowed at his eyes.
Then they roared the whole crowd; and I was mighty glad I said that, because maybe laughing would get them in a better humor.
He was a gifted pilot, a good fellow, a tireless talker, and had both wit and humor in him.
As soon as I had got myself mended up after a fashion, I ascended to the hurricane deck in a pretty sour humor.
I found Captain McCord there, and said, as pleasantly as my humor would permit`I have come to say good bye, captain.
``No matter,''replied De Boville, in supreme good humor at the certainty of recovering his two hundred thousand francs,``no matter, I can fancy it.''
``My dear friend,''said Albert to Beauchamp,``it is plain that the affairs of Spain are settled, for you are most desperately out of humor this morning.
M. Danglars was disagreeable, certainly, but I know how much you care for his ill humor.
``It is because I am in a worse humor than usual,''replied Danglars.
``And what have I to do with your ill humor?''
Keep your ill humor at home in your money boxes, or, since you have clerks whom you pay, vent it upon them.''
Danglars was balancing his monthly accounts, and it was perhaps not the most favorable moment for finding him in his best humor.
Having given this vent to his ill humor, the baron became more calm; Mademoiselle Danglars had that morning requested an interview with her father, and had fixed on the gilded drawing room as the spot.
That day the minister's clerks and the subordinates had a great deal to put up with from his ill humor.
What, perhaps, with other things, made Stubb such an easy-going, unfearing man, so cheerily trudging off with the burden of life in a world full of grave pedlars, all bowed to the ground with their packs; what helped to bring about that almost impious good-humor of his; that thing must have been his pipe.
It was the idea also, that this same spermaceti was that quickening humor of the Greenland Whale which the first syllable of the word literally expresses.
And once Daggoo, seized with a sudden humor, assisted Dough-Boy's memory by snatching him up bodily, and thrusting his head into a great empty wooden trencher, while Tashtego, knife in hand, began laying out the circle preliminary to scalping him.
For my humor's sake, I shall preserve the style in which I once narrated it at Lima, to a lounging circle of my Spanish friends, one saint's eve, smoking upon the thick-gilt tiled piazza of the Golden Inn.
And in this way the two went once slowly round the windlass; when, resolved at last no longer to retreat, bethinking him that he had now forborne as much as comported with his humor, the Lakeman paused on the hatches and thus spoke to the officer: "'Mr. Radney, I will not obey you.
But they worked rather slow and talked very fast, and seemed in anything but a good humor.
my dear fellow beings, why should we longer cherish any social acerbities, or know the slightest ill-humor or envy!
Not this hand complies with my humor more genially than that boy.--Middle aisle of a church!
In this foreshadowing interval too, all humor, forced or natural, vanished.
And as the mighty iron Leviathan of the modern railway is so familiarly known in its every pace, that, with watches in their hands, men time his rate as doctors that of a baby's pulse; and lightly say of it, the up train or the down train will reach such or such a spot, at such or such an hour; even so, almost, there are occasions when these Nantucketers time that other Leviathan of the deep, according to the observed humor of his speed; and say to themselves, so many hours hence this whale will have gone two hundred miles, will have about reached this or that degree of latitude or longitude.

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