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witty
 a.  very clever and humorous
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  You declare that you are gnashing your teeth and at the same time you try to be witty so as to amuse us.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: XI
2  You know that your witticisms are not witty, but you are evidently well satisfied with their literary value.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: XI
3  He spoke with such self-confidence that his hearers could not be sure whether what he said was very witty or very stupid.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
4  Bilibin liked conversation as he liked work, only when it could be made elegantly witty.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
5  "Your joke is too bad, it's witty but unjust," said Anna Pavlovna, shaking her little shriveled finger at him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII
6  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
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I
7  "If there is a point we don't see it, or it is not at all witty," their expressions seemed to say.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VII
8  Bilibin puckered his skin in preparation for something witty.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VII
9  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
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I
10  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
11  "She's not a stricken deer anyway," said Ned, trying to be witty, and succeeding as well as very young gentlemen usually do.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
12  "To hear is to obey, but March is fairer far than May," said little Parker, making a frantic effort to be both witty and tender, and getting promptly quenched by Laurie, who said.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
13  He must love such a handsome, noble, witty, accomplished lady; and probably she loves him, or, if not his person, at least his purse.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
14  They could always talk; and their discourse, witty, pithy, original, had such charms for me, that I preferred listening to, and sharing in it, to doing anything else.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  "He abounded in pleasantries, which were more peculiar than witty," says Benjamin Constant.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
Example Sentence:
1  Histories make men wise ; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
2  I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.
3  The author extracts the maximum from every carefully-crafted scene in this witty tale.
4  A fool attempting to be witty is an object of profoundest pity.
5  He is, by nature, a joker, a witty man with a sense of fun.
6  Although Jack was smug and puffed up with conceit, he was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in witty turns of phrase.
7  His witty remark caused a storm of laughter.
8  Although the subject-matter (of her talk) was rather dull her witty delivery kept the audience interested.
9  It reminds us of all the wise and witty things that our political masters have uttered in the past year.
10  He could be blunt, but he was also erudite, witty and outspoken in an era when bosses have become ever more wary of courting controversy.
11  The Dark World is a looser, loopier hybrid of science fiction and fantasy powered by a pair of magnetic performances and leavened with a number of truly witty moments.