HUMOUR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HUMOUR
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humour
 n.  quality that makes something laughable or amusing; funniness
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  And I wanted you so much to be in a really good humour.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
2  She drugged the wine with an herb that banishes all care, sorrow, and ill humour.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
3  I shall not spare either yourself or your companions out of any regard for Jove, unless I am in the humour for doing so.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
4  Thus did he speak, and they all of them laughed heartily, which put them in a better humour with Telemachus; so Eumaeus brought the bow on and placed it in the hands of Ulysses.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
5  I promised to contribute a water-colour drawing: this put her at once into good humour.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 1
7  They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
8  She was received, however, very politely by them; and in their brother's manners there was something better than politeness; there was good humour and kindness.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humour, and laugh at their acquaintance with spirit.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
10  A resemblance in good humour and good spirits had recommended her and Lydia to each other, and out of their three months' acquaintance they had been intimate two.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
11  She saw that he wanted to engage her on the old subject of his grievances, and she was in no humour to indulge him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
12  After the first fortnight or three weeks of her absence, health, good humour, and cheerfulness began to reappear at Longbourn.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 42
13  She was less handsome than her brother; but there was sense and good humour in her face, and her manners were perfectly unassuming and gentle.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 44
14  She was in no humour for conversation with anyone but himself; and to him she had hardly courage to speak.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
15  It gave her all the animation that her spirits could boast; for she was in no cheerful humour.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 54
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  In the final analysis, humour is a matter of individual interpretation.
2  Whatever you do, don't lose your sense of humour.
3  You shouldn't write such obscene things to humour their dirty interests.
4  His humour is a bit too blue for my tastes.
5  Much British humour depends on ambiguity.
6  Her humour adds salt to her conversation.
7  Her short stories are full of detail and humour.
8  Everybody admires him for his fine sense of humour.
9  The film is only funny if you appreciate French humour.
10  This is a film full of humour.
11  With wry humour, they laugh at their misfortunes.
12  The new play is short on humour and long on message.
13  One of the most important things in a partner is a sense of humour.
14  He had enormous charm and a great sense of humour.
15  Gillespie is well known for his impish sense of humour.