facetiously


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Synonyms for facetiously

not seriously

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Though it was not literally true, as was facetiously charged against him by public unbelievers, that he called aloud to his fellow-creatures: 'Curse your souls and bodies, come here and be blessed
Watch out for him, Saxon," Mary warned facetiously.
Snodgrass, he did nothing but whisper poetical sentiments into his partner's ear, which made one old gentleman facetiously sly, about partnerships at cards and partnerships for life, and caused the aforesaid old gentleman to make some remarks thereupon, accompanied with divers winks and chuckles, which made the company very merry and the old gentleman's wife especially so.
Edwards facetiously asked the FCC's lawyer: "Are washing machines next?
At once stodgy and delirious, unexpectedly brilliant and brilliantly spurious, appropriately world historical and facetiously ahistoric, Shooting Kennedy is a book that, Lubin suggests, advances its own conspiracy theory by elaborating "an endless series of previously unnoticed" connections.
HORSES absent rather than present threatened to steal the show at Fakenham yesterday, after a plethora of non-runners left some racegoers facetiously wondering whether trainers had forgotten the fixture had been transferred from Taunton.
Mencken opined half a century ago, not entirely facetiously, that "Judges are chosen not because they know the Constitution and are in favor of it, but precisely because they appear to be against it.
Admittedly," Father Neuhaus states somewhat facetiously, "the nervous nuancing is excessive and the statement is anything but a clarion trumpet call for battle on behalf of the culture of life, but Standing for the Unborn should be welcomed as an exercise in Jesuit catch-up and a promising advance in Jesuit-Catholic ecumenical dialogue.
In my younger spoof-phone-call days, it helped me to get through to everyone from Vatican City to Castro in Cuba (I really did speak to Fidel), and one day I even facetiously asked 153 to find me the number of Rick's Bar in Casablanca.
facetiously said, "This crowd knows the mind of God.
the daughter of a truck driver, Marks, 60 facetiously figures that she made here first non-commission sale while in junior high school.
When Ford volunteered for active duty during the war, he formed a unique group of filmmakers and technicians into a unit which many referred facetiously to as "Ford's Army," known as much for their carousing and unwillingness to follow Army regulations.
To achieve fame in the white public sphere, Schuyler facetiously suggests, the New Negro artist must accentuate racial difference to the point of caricature; s/he must become extraordinarily ordinary.
many female ministers counter, not facetiously, with "why not?
When the film made my Top Ten list in December, someone only barely facetiously suggested that it was there to fulfill a quota.