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 Meanings and Examples of JOKE
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joke
 n.  a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
Classic Sentence: (170 in 12 pages)
1  Well, that's a good joke on them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  Atlanta, waiting for news of the turn of battle, stopped even trying to laugh and joke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
3  I recount to you a joke but eet eez a true story.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  Frank had hoped she was only teasing or playing a joke on him, a joke of questionable taste, but he soon found she meant what she said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  Well, I think he did it partly for Melly's sake but mostly because he thought it would be a huge joke on us all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
6  So she hardly ever listened to anything he said, and what she was forced to hear she tried to turn off as a joke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
7  For years she had thought that nothing mattered very much to him, that he thought everything in life, including her, an ironic joke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
8  The crude forms in which her friends took their pleasure included a loud enjoyment of such complications: the zest of surprising destiny in the act of playing a practical joke.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
9  She caught herself criticizing his belief that, since his joke about trying to keep her out of the poorhouse had once been accepted as admirable humor, it should continue to be his daily bon mot.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
10  Even at breakfast he thought the whole thing was a grand joke.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
11  I guess it's a joke on me, I was such a simp, I felt quite heroic while I was driving the buggy back that night & keeping Cy away from me.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
12  But now comes the greatest joke of the dream, Flask.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. Queen Mab.
13  Well, mebbe he was playing a joke on ye.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 18
14  On concluding the sentence he laughed as if he had meant to aim a joke.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
15  "Beg pardon; of course, only a joke, you know," said Haley, forcing a laugh.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
16  Our teacher told us a joke today.
17  You can't tell that joke to her she's much too prim and proper.
18  In some countries, taking lots of days off work sick would get you fired and the idea of offering prizes for good attendance would be little more than a joke.
19  This is a page about the hillbilly joke.
20  One moment he was in maudlin tears and the next he was cracking some miserable joke about the disaster.
21  The headmaster could not regard this latest escapade as a boyish joke and expelled the young man.
22  There was sycophantic laughter from the audience at every one of his terrible jokes.
23  I wish he wouldn't tell dirty jokes.
24  Some of his jokes are a bit too near the knuckle for my taste.
25  His jokes amused the crying child.
26  The lecturer told a few jokes and anecdotes to add color to his talk.
27  A couple of the younger teachers tittered at his smutty jokes.
28  These jokes would be far too difficult to translate.
29  I don't find his jokes at all amusing.
30  He has a fund of amusing jokes.