How To Use Badinage In A Sentence

  • The air was full of good-natured chaff and badinage between persons who had never seen each other before and never expected to again.
  • The badinage is the young man's defect in art; the brag is his defect in nature. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, April 30, 1892
  • You can even send us single sentences on ideas to save the NHS: Phil will then weave them into his badinage.
  • Home could feel terribly quiet and empty after the cosy badinage of the office. LOST CHILDREN
  • He has to walk, trot, canter, gallop, and "tripple" all around the laager several times, amidst the badinage and laughter of the burghers, and he gets enough "chaff" during the journey to last the biggest horse in England a lifetime. Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front
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  • Her novels are people-centred, using anecdote and badinage, and she was early inspired by E. Welty.
  • It is a laddish, locker-room badinage that I remember with indulgent nostalgia from my days playing college rugby; we, too, thought we were a great team but I'm not sure that the future of the country ought to have been entrusted to us.
  • The option to close commenting after the cut-off would be lower maintenance, but then we'd lose such witty badinage as evidenced by my post on big, strong boys.
  • After an interlude of witty badinage, Ginger departs, and Fred sprinkles sand on the floor of Horace's suite and dances her to sleep.
  • It is a laddish, locker-room badinage that I remember with indulgent nostalgia from my days playing college rugby.
  • Indeed the crime and its circumstances are relegated much of the time in favour of sequences of badinage within chambers, past and present.
  • It was through evening storytelling and breakfast badinage with these sisters that Macaulay's mature historical vision emerged.
  • Much of the badinage was about how to configure a cable network that can be flexibly and gradually expanded enough to offer each new service as consumers begin to demand it.
  • The badinage continued with Pat, Jack, Franca and Ludens standing round the kitchen table and talking all at once.
  • He will engage in badinage, should you appear receptive.
  • But there was very much less of this sort of thing and of the daily badinage of the paragrapher than in the days of Field's primacy in that line. Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions
  • Mrs Goreng was in no mood for intellectual badinage.
  • Truly," said the Count, with a difficult essay at meeting the man in his own humour -- "Truly, but your Grace's invitation was so pressing -- _ah! c'est grand dommage! mais -- mais_ -- I am not, with every consideration, in the key for badinage. Doom Castle
  • To women you should always address yourself with great outward respect and attention, whatever you feel inwardly; their sex is by long prescription entitled to it; and it is among the duties of 'bienseance'; at the same time that respect is very properly and very agreeably mixed with a degree of 'enjouement', if you have it; but then, that badinage must either directly or indirectly tend to their praise, and even not be liable to a malicious construction to their disadvantage. Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751
  • They knew Bunner had been his friend and there was none of the usual cop badinage. DOLL'S EYES
  • I stipulate that this sounded idiotic, but when you are facing a large and menacing Viking, badinage is the first casualty. One of Our Whales Is Missing
  • The members of this group exercise considerable humor and badinage in dealing with each other, but they also pay close attention to maintaining standards.
  • Trollope, especially at school, must have put up with much badinage.
  • There is no cheery speech, no overlapping dialogue, no badinage, no heartiness - real or false - almost no voice raised in anger or twisted in sarcasm.
  • In describing a scene in which sexist badinage is exchanged at an account meeting, McLean correctly points out that “the series is critical of this limited view and is not afraid to spell [its criticism] out.” Mad About Mad Men
  • Perched on a stool by the door, clad in tasteless leisure-wear… [he] would trade coarse badinage with his regulars.
  • No doubt they are seeking a refreshing take on contemporary life - a brief respite from the melee of ill informed badinage that can wear one so.
  • Between the two of them, they keep up a relentless barrage of badinage.
  • But at such moments he recognized in himself, behind the badinage, a cold touch of unhappiness, of deprivation. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • Amid jokes and badinage, the rehearsal started with Jimi Hendirx's Purple Haze and carried on with the entire Le Quattro Stagioni almost without interruption.
  • And there's only so much waspish, scintillating badinage with Stereophonics one can take.
  • Similarly, with "badinage" - the phonetic meaning comes out as "bad in age" - memory, sex, teeth. Archive 2008-04-01
  • To this impressionable man, Parisian badinage -- not to call it anything stronger -- was positively antipathetical. Chopin : the Man and His Music
  • On April 20 whilst waiting in the town hall with dignitaries and other councillors prior to the induction some banter and badinage took place.
  • The word is "badinage" and, as defined on AWAD, means "Light, playful remarks; banter. Naughty and Nice
  • One emerges having had a good time even if it is the private pain one remembers more than the cerebral badinage.
  • Nothing here has been perpetrated but badinage, and bad badinage at that," said Elphaba. WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
  • The Duke was sure glad that there were no womenfolk around to hear this rough badinage.
  • This for the outsetting: light-hearted badinage, a fair summer afternoon, a zephyrish breeze coming in tiny cat's-paws out of the north-west, and a cloudless sky. The Price
  • A programme that posits the notion of leonine alpha-male big beasts of the suburban conservatory sharing tobacco-smooth post-snifter badinage - not even behind a desk, but right out in front on the crotch-fanning plinth of the low-slung sofa - suddenly became noticeably stiff‑backed and taut, its banter infused with fresh levels of glazed menace. The Guardian World News
  • But instead of joining what Charmian termed the badinage, the psychoanalysts remained aloof. Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

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