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Sample sentences for the GRE study word facetious

facetious can be used as a adj

1.Scrooge resumed his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than was usual with him. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2.A chance meeting, a service rendered, a happy phrase, a knack of facetious mimicry, and a man's career might be made in a trice. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.But, making Oliver cry, Noah attempted to be more facetious still and in his attempt, did what many sometimes do to this day, when they want to be funny. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
4.With this irrepressible ebullition of mirth, Master Bates laid himself flat on the floor and kicked convulsively for five minutes, in an ectasy of facetious joy. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5."Yah" cried Wemmick, suddenly hitting out at the turnkey in a facetious way, "you're dumb as one of your own keys when you have to do with my principal, you know you are. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6."My captain, you must have ere this perceived, respected sir"--said the imperturbable godly-looking Bunger, slightly bowing to Ahab--"is apt to be facetious at times he spins us many clever things of that sort. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.This therefore was the reason why the still comparatively young though dissolute man who now addressed Stephen was spoken of by some with facetious proclivities as Lord John Corley. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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