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Word: witticism

Definition: witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)


Sentences Containing 'witticism'

Any popular witticism in verse was long known as "un Pont-Neuf".
This does not necessarily imply that he intended metaphysical to be used in its true sense, in that he was probably referring to a witticism of John Dryden, who said of John Donne: ""He affects the metaphysics, not only in his satires, but in his amorous verses, where nature only should reign; and perplexes the minds of the fair sex with nice speculations of philosophy, when he should engage their hearts, and entertain them with the softnesses of love.

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