raillery


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Related to raillery: hidebound, japery, malefactor
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"Not at all, child," said the lady; "It would have been cruel before; but after you have promised me never to marry without your father's consent, in which you know is implied your giving up Jones, sure you can bear a little raillery on a passion which was pardonable enough in a young girl in the country, and of which you tell me you have so entirely got the better.
Forgive me, therefore, a little innocent raillery; but I promise you I will never mention his name any more."
She did not like the light tone of raillery that was kept up all the time between Vassenka Veslovsky and Anna, and the unnaturalness altogether of grown-up people, all alone without children, playing at a child's game.
Human words were, for him, always a raillery or a malediction.
You are of such--of such an impetuous nature,' said Gashford, changing his manner for one of the utmost good fellowship and the pleasantest raillery; 'you are such an excitable creature-- but you'll drink with me before you go?'
Legree shook with anger; his greenish eyes glared fiercely, and his very whiskers seemed to curl with passion; but, like some ferocious beast, that plays with its victim before he devours it, he kept back his strong impulse to proceed to immediate violence, and broke out into bitter raillery.
``A truce with your raillery, Sir Knights,'' said Fitzurse; ``and it were well,'' he added, addressing the Prince, ``that your highness should assure the worthy Cedric there is no insult intended him by jests, which must sound but harshly in the ear of a stranger.''
If a milestone happened in his life and you didn't write or call to congratulate him, Pius would send you an email or a text to chastise you-often employing his trademark satirical raillery. He did the same if something momentous happened to you and he got to hear of it from others.
Under Paglia's raillery, the theorists of sex and politics looked like small ignorant figures in spite of their knowing demeanor.
(49) 'The Gegg Club' was a club devoted to raillery and practical joking in Glasgow; 'The Gegg Club', The Day, 21 February 1832, p.
Occasionally his all-male compositions merge into overt caricature in which raillery or banter takes precedence over etiquette.
The deep themes of this raillery concern Hunt's "pretension" and "vulgarity" (terms Lockhart uses five times each in the first Cockney School review) mingled with a certain lack of manliness.