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And though the answer meant nothing, the general looked as though he had heard a witty remark from a witty man, and fully relished la pointe de la sauce.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
There was nothing wrong or unseemly in what they said, it was witty and might have been funny, but it lacked just that something which is the salt of mirth, and they were not even aware that such a thing existed.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Petya was a big handsome boy of thirteen, merry, witty, and mischievous, with a voice that was already breaking.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
During his diplomatic career he had more than once noticed that such utterances were received as very witty, and at every opportunity he uttered in that way the first words that entered his head.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In the same connection it may be remarked that his teacher was a man who, above all things, loved peace and good behaviour, and simply could not abide clever, witty boys, since he suspected them of laughing at him.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
He wrote to Connie with the same plaintive melancholy note as ever, sometimes witty, and touched with a queer, sexless affection.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
For instance, I have always been witty; when I was a pupil of Gros, instead of daubing wretched little pictures, I passed my time in pilfering apples; rapin24 is the masculine of rapine.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
This is more witty, but less grand, something like Racine after Corneille, like Euripides after AEschylus.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
When Jean Valjean wished to prolong his visit and to induce forgetfulness of the hour, he sang the praises of Marius; he pronounced him handsome, noble, courageous, witty, eloquent, good.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
She was flirting her fan and laughing at the feeble jokes of a young gentleman who tried to be witty, when she suddenly stopped laughing and looked confused, for just opposite, she saw Laurie.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
One may be continually abusive without saying anything just; but one cannot always be laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context