Definition: playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
Definition: playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
Sentences Containing 'jest'
said the wine shop keeper, crossing the road, and obliterating the jest with a handful of mud, picked up for the purpose, and smeared over it.
The penny post is, commonly, an institution through which you seriously offer a man that penny for his thoughts which is so often safely offered in jest.
At suitable intervals there were regular salutes of laughter, which might have been referred indifferently to the last uttered or the forth coming jest.
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.
There is not only an atmosphere of good will about him, but even a savor of holiness groping for expression, blindly and ineffectually perhaps, like a new born instinct, and for a short hour the south hill side echoes to no vulgar jest.
Chapter 33 Refreshments and Ethics IN regard to Island 74, which is situated not far from the former Napoleon, a freak of the river here has sorely perplexed the laws of men and made them a vanity and a jest.
Dantes did not comprehend the jest, but his hair stood erect on his head.
I said all that a man in such a state could say; but they both assured me that it was a jest they were carrying on, and perfectly harmless.''
cried Caderousse,``ah, sir, do not jest with me!''
``Oh, sir,''said Caderousse, putting out one hand timidly, and with the other wiping away the perspiration which bedewed his brow,``Oh, sir, do not make a jest of the happiness or despair of a man.''
``I know what happiness and what despair are, and I never make a jest of such feelings.
The jest, however, soon appeared to become earnest; for when Albert and Franz again encountered the carriage with the contadini, the one who had thrown the violets to Albert, clapped her hands when she beheld them in his button hole.
Oh, Maximilian, how can you jest at a time when we have such deep cause for uneasiness?''
``And yet they say orphans are to be pitied,''said Danglars, wishing to prolong the jest.
-LRB- -RRB-``Do not let us jest,''gravely replied Bertuccio,``and dare not to utter that name again as you have pronounced it.''
We see that Danglars was collected enough to jest; at the same time, as though to disprove the ogreish propensities, the man took some black bread, cheese, and onions from his wallet, which he began devouring voraciously.
``Oh, as for that,''said Danglars, angry at this prolongation of the jest,``as for that you won't get them at all.
Proceed therefore, and inquire further, whether it may not be that those things also which being mentioned upon the stage were merrily, and with great applause of the multitude, scoffed at with this jest, that they that possessed them had not in all the world of their own, (such was their affluence and plenty) so much as a place where to avoid their excrements.
But after the world became a little acquainted with that notable history, the man that was seen in that once celebrated drapery was pointed at as a Don Quixote, and found himself the jest of high and low.
Sancho seeing that he was getting an awkward return in earnest for his jest, and fearing his master might carry it still further, said to him very humbly, "Calm yourself, sir, for by God I am only joking."
What lame leg hast thou got by it, what broken rib, what cracked head, that thou canst not forget that jest?
For jest and sport it was, properly regarded, and had I not seen it in that light I would have returned and done more mischief in revenging thee than the Greeks did for the rape of Helen, who, if she were alive now, or if my Dulcinea had lived then, might depend upon it she would not be so famous for her beauty as she is;" and here he heaved a sigh and sent it aloft; and said Sancho, "Let it pass for a jest as it cannot be revenged in earnest, but I know what sort of jest and earnest it was, and I know it will never be rubbed out of my memory any more than off my shoulders.
Cardenio, then, being, as I said, now mad, when he heard himself given the lie, and called a scoundrel and other insulting names, not relishing the jest, snatched up a stone that he found near him, and with it delivered such a blow on Don Quixote's breast that he laid him on his back.
This he turned over in his mind again and again with great satisfaction, fully persuaded that he would shortly see its fulfillment; and as for Sancho, though, as has been said, he hated being a governor, still he had a longing to be giving orders and finding himself obeyed once more; this is the misfortune that being in authority, even in jest, brings with it.
His face was so very mild and pleasant, and had something so reverend in it, though it was hale and hearty, that I was not sure but that he was having a good-humoured jest with me.
We had gone on, so far, in a mixture of confidential jest and earnest, that had long grown naturally out of our familiar relations, begun as mere children.
For example, when Mrs. Steerforth observed, more in jest than earnest, that she feared her son led but a wild life at college, Miss Dartle put in thus: 'Oh, really?
I believed that Steerforth had said what he had, in jest, or to draw Miss Dartle out; and I expected him to say as much when she was gone, and we two were sitting before the fire.
You may skirmish with Miss Dartle, or try to hide your sympathies in jest from me, but I know better.
I didn't want to go to sleep, of course; but I was so sleepy I couldn't help it; so I thought I would take jest one little cat-nap.
If I know William--and I THINK I do--he--well, I'll jest ask him."
And when she got through they all jest laid theirselves out to make me feel at home and know I was amongst friends.
March off like a passel of fools and leave eight or nine thous'n' dollars' worth o' property layin' around jest sufferin' to be scooped in?--and all good, salable stuff, too."
"We sha'n't rob 'em of nothing at all but jest this money.
Why, jest think--there's thous'n's and thous'n's that ain't nigh so well off.
Then he says to the duke, "We got to jest swaller it and say noth'n': mum's the word for US."
It's jest a small, thin, blue arrow --that's what it is; and if you don't look clost, you can't see it.
"Wait jest a minute, duke--answer me this one question, honest and fair; if you didn't put the money there, say it, and I'll b'lieve you, and take back everything I said."
But answer me only jest this one more--now DON'T git mad; didn't you have it in your mind to hook the money and hide it?"
He spoke in a jesting tone, but there was no jest in his eyes as he looked at me.
If there are people so unreflecting or so cruel, as to make a jest of me, what is left for me to do but to make a jest of myself, them, and everything?
They all failed to understand my gestures; some were simply stolid, some thought it was a jest and laughed at me.
But the jest was unsatisfying, and I was thinking of these figures all the morning, until Weena's rescue drove them out of my head.
'This money, if you doen't see objections, Mas'r Davy, I shall put up jest afore I go, in a cover directed to him; and put that up in another, directed to his mother.
- she says in an interview with a celebrity magazine "Takie jest życie".
"Takie jest życie" talked to a person connected with TVN who reported that many celebrities and their managers called the network or the director and offered themselves as perfect candidates for the judges.
Though it is not clear whether serious or made simply in jest, the theme of the song suggests that the woman has multiple personality disorder.
At Wallace's request, he also read an early draft of "Infinite Jest" and gave some editorial advice.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, PhD, paraphrasing Mark Twain in jest over artists who are inspired by the cosmos.]] Family History.
That night, the common gentiles again entered to begin their jest. This time, however, one of them said that the one by the fire had taken his fair share of the treatment, and now it would be better to jest with the other one!
More Vocab Wordsprecedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
inconsequential - insignificant; unimportant
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
rendezvous - meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior