George Bush ordered “Whiz wit” like a local.
The first minister of legendary wit and wisdom bowed humbly.
Sei Shōnagon’s ready wit and intelligence secured her place in Teishi’s court.
Emma occupies a special place in this list because it is supremely English – in character, landscape, sensibility and wit.
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.”
De Wit e-mailed me later, “If they would beat me and did it exactly as supposed to do, well done and good on them.
The people of Congo (fomerly Zaire) demonstrated a ghoulish wit when picking a nickname for their worthless currency.
.), American stage and film actress whose distinctive style, voice, and wit made her the “first lady” of the American theatre.
The aim of The Spectator, Addison said, was “ . . . to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality.”
In testimony full of wit and charm, the veterans candidly reveal their experiences as some of the only black people in wartime Britain.
Sigmund Freud, for example, in Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious (1905), said that wit is made, but humour is found.
.), American critic and novelist whose fiction is noted for its wit and acerbity in analyzing the finer moral nuances of intellectual dilemmas.
There is wit, made by the head and spun out into life; and work, created mostly by fingers engaging tools as various as tenor saxes and computer keyboards.
The entire collection possesses that ease, its subject matter, wit and lyricism masterfully balanced to render a compelling whole and a rare accomplishment.
.), American screenwriter, journalist, playwright, and wit, notable as a member of the Algonquin Round Table and as the coauthor of the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941).
It comes from Will Rogers, a popular entertainer and wit of interwar America, via the writings of Paul Samuelson, a Nobel prizewinning economist and wit of post-war America.
“The law doth not permit a child to make or meddle in any weighty matter, good my liege, holding that its callow wit unfitteth it to cope with the riper wit and evil schemings of them that are its elders.
Hartford wit, also called Connecticut Wit, any of a group of Federalist poets centred around Hartford, Conn., who collaborated to produce a considerable body of political satire just after the American Revolution.
Telling the story of a woman who seeks retribution for her daughter’s accidental death, it combined a brazen honesty about women’s lives and drives with caustic wit, brilliant characterisation, high-focus contemporaneity and lean, addictive storytelling.
Maqāmah, (Arabic: “assembly”) Arabic literary genre in which entertaining anecdotes, often about rogues, mountebanks, and beggars, written in an elegant, rhymed prose (sajʿ), are presented in a dramatic or narrative context most suitable for the display of the author’s eloquence, wit, and erudition.
- a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
- mental ability
- a witty amusing person who makes jokes
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