COMEDY in a Sentence

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If they were allowed their own way, every comedy would have a tragic ending, and every tragedy would culminate in a farce.

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 Meanings and Examples of COMEDY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
comedy
 n.  light and humorous drama with a happy ending
Classic Sentence:
1  A pleasant comedy with no character missing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIV
2  Nor was there any more interest in it than in the face of a man watching the last act of a none-too- amusing comedy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LXIII
3  The eternal aching comedy of expectant youth.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
4  The gutter comedy turned into high tragedy, with Nemesis in black kid gloves.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  When I stole into the parlour, Anson Kirkpatrick, Marshall Field's man, was at the piano, playing airs from a musical comedy then running in Chicago.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
6  "An afterpiece instead of a comedy," said Mr. Bertram.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
7  I feel as if I could be anything or everything; as if I could rant and storm, or sigh or cut capers, in any tragedy or comedy in the English language.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
8  Tragedy may be your choice, but it will certainly appear that comedy chuses you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
9  The whole scene was an unutterable mixture of comedy and pathos.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
10  He could not have carried on a comedy of deception with her; he could not have lived with her openly.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A PAINFUL CASE
11  If they were allowed their own way, every comedy would have a tragic ending, and every tragedy would culminate in a farce.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 8
12  Not only will you be made a laughing-stock of, but some scribbler, some ink-splasher will put you into a comedy.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT V
13  He ranges boldly from high comedy to farce.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—SOME OF HIS PARTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The world is comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
2  Actor Dom Deluise talks about his career in comedy.
3  His latest film is described as a 'romantic comedy'.
4  Life is a comedy to him who thinks and a tragedy to him who feels.
5  He supplemented his income with occasional comedy gigs.
6  Her performance in that play really put her on the map as a comedy actress.
7  As long as it is a comedy, I'd rather cry during the process.
8  Most comedy relies on distorting reality.
9  The programme is back for a new series with a great line-up of musicians and comedy acts.
10  The movie is a potent brew of adventure, sex and comedy.
11  The film is a rich brew of adventure, sex and comedy.
12  Film comedy developed along a similar track to film drama.
13  So the duke said these Arkansaw lunkheads couldn't come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy -- and maybe something ruther worse than low comedy, he reckoned.
14  Anne Bancroft was also a regular in the comedy films made by her beloved second husband Mel Brooks.
15  The masquerade is where fans play instruments and perform skits, dance numbers, and stand-up comedy in costume.