BANTER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BANTER
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banter
 n.  good-humored, playful conversation
Classic Sentence:
1  He was neither flattered nor confused, but simply wished the banter to end.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  He stood still in deference to their calls and parried their banter with easy words.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  Their banter was not new to him and now it flattered his mild proud sovereignty.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
4  She smiled as she spoke, letting her eyes rest on his in a way that took the edge from her banter and made him suddenly malleable to her will.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
5  "Don't banter me," she said, wounded at what appeared to be his flippancy.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
6  For some time past a sort of pretence of free-and-easy banter had sprung up between the two young men, which is always an unmistakable sign of secret displeasure or unexpressed suspicions.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  To tell them that she felt ashamed for herself and for them would be to betray her agitation, while to decline their offers to dress her would prolong their banter and insistence.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
8  He who had been such a careful father, had from the end of that winter become peculiarly frigid to his son, and adopted to him just the same bantering tone he used with his wife.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 26
9  "On the contrary, things seem satisfactory, ma cousine," said Pierre in the bantering tone he habitually adopted toward her, always feeling uncomfortable in the role of her benefactor.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII
10  Espying the mate drawing near as he was toiling at the pump with the rest, the Lakeman affected not to notice him, but unawed, went on with his gay banterings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  She laughed and bantered him a little, remembering too late that she should have been dignified and reserved.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
12  He bantered her, telling what fine dresses and fine furniture they would have.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
Example Sentence:
1  Please numerate the reasons, any reason, why you continue to banter that WEED is dangerous.
2  You bring good diversity to the BombCast because your opinions are varied and present a good contrast to what can sometimes be predictable banter from the guys.
3  They resented his bantering remarks because they thought he was being sarcastic.
4  The soldiers bantered with him as though he was a kid brother.
5  They bantered him on the subject of marriage.