DROLL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DROLL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
droll
 a.  queer; amusingly odd; comical
Classic Sentence:
1  Bea was droll in her attempt to be at once a respectful servant and a bosom friend.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  His droll expression seemed to say that he had found the secret of contentment.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
3  His expression was droll; it dismissed me lightly.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
4  Oftener than once her coming had interrupted the droll story with which Robert was entertaining some amused group of married women.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
5  No one would listen to him but old Monsieur Farival, who went into convulsions over the droll story.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
6  It re'lly was droll to think on 't.'
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
7  There now; you see how droll he is.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
8  It would be something remarkable, now," he continued, "something droll, if Fanny should have a brother and I a sister settling at the same time.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
9  That was an unpleasant dream," said he; "but 'twas droll enough altogether.'
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
10  I really couldn't help it, and it all came about in such a droll way that I must tell you.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
11  As to Porthos, that is certainly droll; but I am not the less a giddy fool.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 4 THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS
Example Sentence:
1  He was a popular guest because his droll anecdotes were always entertaining.
2  He made me laugh with bawdy jokes and droll comments on current events.