COMIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMIC
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comic
 a.  arousing or provoking laughter; ridiculous; amusing; humorous
Classic Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
1  The hermit cast a wistful look upon the knight, in which there was a sort of comic expression of hesitation, as if uncertain how far he should act prudently in trusting his guest.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
2  His smile, too, had something in it irresistibly comic, and gave an assurance of faith and loyalty, with which his host could not refrain from sympathizing.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
3  The Jester next struck into another carol, a sort of comic ditty, to which the Knight, catching up the tune, replied in the like manner.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
4  He pushed back his hat in an odd comic way.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
5  I take any part you chuse to give me, so as it be comic.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
6  The hero sinks upon his straw bed, weighed down by fetters and misfortunes; in the next scene, his faithful but unconscious squire regales the audience with a comic song.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
7  He helps to keep our lives from being monotonous and gives a little comic relief where it is badly needed.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
8  Her bulky figure in a shawl and skirt might have been comic were it not for the intensity of feeling upon her face.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
9  Holmes shrugged his shoulders with a glance of comic resignation towards the Colonel, and the talk drifted away into less dangerous channels.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
10  There's nothing grimmer than the tragedy that wears a comic mask.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
11  Rosedale, reddening to the roots of his glossy hair, received this announcement with a recoil which carried him to his feet, where he halted before her in an attitude of almost comic discomfiture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
12  She recalled a hundred grotesqueries: her comic dismay at his having chewed tobacco, the evening when she had tried to read poetry to him; matters which had seemed to vanish with no trace or sequence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  The car skidded, it turned about with comic reluctance, crashed into a tree, and stood tilted on a broken wheel.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  A small band of them were lying on their stomachs on the floor looking at the colored sheets of the comic papers which Mr. Pontellier had brought down.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In IX
15  He was listening, with a good-humored, negligent air, half comic, half contemptuous, to Haley, who was very volubly expatiating on the quality of the article for which they were bargaining.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  A faintly comic figure, he fears ridicule above all else.
2  He wore a red nose and novelty glasses for comic effect.
3  She can always be relied on to provide comic relief at a boring party.
4  The Incredible Hulk is a character in a comic who turns from a scientist into a two-metre tall monster.
5  And, because the comic strips take place in superhero land, there are hints of the super-human.
6  The writer made his comic sketch seem banal, only a few people liked it.
7  The salesman was so jocose that many of his customers suggested that he become a stand-up comic.
8  Many of these films tell classic stories in the traditional way that used to be Hollywood's exclusive domain. Now, with the studios focusing on games, comic book superheroes and putative tent poles, that business has gone elsewhere.
9  The studio has teamed up with a specialist marketing firm with the aim of encouraging pastors to utilise Zack Snyder's comic book reboot in sermons.
10  He presented a comical look of surprise.
11  The note of pure panic in his voice was almost comical.