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 Meanings and Examples of JEST
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jest
 n.  deed; action; act performed for amusement; joke
Classic Sentence: (105 in 8 pages)
1  She wondered how he could jest so blithely with a rope about his neck and her pitiful circumstances before him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  She perceived that the men, particularly Dave, regarded it as an excellent jest.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  The Smails and Kennicott laughed very much at this sly jest.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  She never knew precisely what to make of it; at that moment it was impossible for her to guess how much of it was jest and what proportion was earnest.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
5  The moments glided on, while a feeling of good fellowship passed around the circle like a mystic cord, holding and binding these people together with jest and laughter.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
6  It was a standing jest of the boarders that Aniele cleaned house by letting the chickens loose in the rooms.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  "I dunno jest where they be," he said.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  Well, yeh kin b'lieve me er not, jest as yeh like.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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9  Yer jest one little feller amongst a hull lot of others, and yeh've got to keep quiet an do what they tell yeh.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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10  I've knet yeh eight pair of socks, Henry, and I've put in all yer best shirts, because I want my boy to be jest as warm and comf'able as anybody in the army.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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11  You can believe me or not, jest as you like.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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12  You jest wait 'til to-morrow, and you'll see one of the biggest battles ever was.'
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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13  He was jest mad, that's what he was.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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14  It's raised a queer lump jest as if some feller had lammed yeh on th head with a club.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
15  It kinder makes my blood run cold to think of 't; and when they carried off the child, and locked her up, she jest went ravin' mad, and died in a week.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  Many a true word is spoken in jest.
2  I wasn't sure whether to treat her words as a jest.
3  A true jest is no jest.
4  Better lose a jest than a friend.
5  His proposal was no jest - he was completely sincere.
6  It was a jest rather than a reproach.
7  I can easily see him making that comment in jest and then some site running it as gospel.
8  Chaucer's monk is not pious but salacious. a teller of lewd tales and ribald jests.