1 All three laughed as Meg spoke, for that linen closet was a joke.
2 He meant it to be a good-natured joke, but that one word sealed his fate.
3 You know I proposed the cupboard, broke in Snodgrass, who was enjoying the joke amazingly.
4 She laughed as she spoke, and Mr. Laurence looked relieved, evidently taking the whole as a joke.
5 In his love of jokes, this young gentleman, though nearly through college, was a much of a boy as ever.
6 Meg received his humble apology, and was much comforted by the assurance that Brooke knew nothing of the joke.
7 The younger men quiz him, it seems, call him Old Fritz, Lager Beer, Ursa Major, and make all manner of jokes on his name.
8 "You'll have to go and thank him," said Jo, by way of a joke, for the idea of the child's really going never entered her head.
9 Though Laurie flirted with Amy and joked with Jo, his manner to Beth had always been peculiarly kind and gentle, but so was everybody's.
10 "I suppose he'll laugh and joke over it with Laurie, but I shan't see them, that's a comfort," thought Amy, as Tudor bowed and departed.
11 Meg and Amy were contrary-minded, and Mr. Winkle rose to say with great elegance, "We don't wish any boys, they only joke and bounce about."
12 Language cannot describe the anxieties, experiences, and exertions which Jo underwent that morning, and the dinner she served up became a standing joke.
13 She eats and drinks and sleeps like a sensible creature, she looks straight in my face when I talk about that man, and only blushes a little bit when Teddy jokes about lovers.
14 Seeing Meg's usually gentle temper was roused and her pride hurt by this mischievous joke, Mrs. March soothed her by promises of entire silence and great discretion for the future.
15 She was flirting her fan and laughing at the feeble jokes of a young gentleman who tried to be witty, when she suddenly stopped laughing and looked confused, for just opposite, she saw Laurie.
16 He had carried it off as a good joke with Scott, excused his little wife as well as he could, and played the host so hospitably that his friend enjoyed the impromptu dinner, and promised to come again, but John was angry, though he did not show it, he felt that Meg had deserted him in his hour of need.
17 But the crowning joke was Mr. Laurence and Aunt March, for when the stately old gentleman chasseed solemnly up to the old lady, she just tucked her cane under her arm, and hopped briskly away to join hands with the rest and dance about the bridal pair, while the young folks pervaded the garden like butterflies on a midsummer day.
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