jocularity


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a feeling facetious merriment

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fun characterized by humor

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activity characterized by good humor

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"There has been much jocularity around the term 'Brexit means Brexit' but it does mean Brexit" Prime Minister Theresa May.
She replied to Sir Desmond Swayne: "There has been much jocularity around the term 'Brexit means Brexit' but it does mean Brexit." May said people wanted to ensure the UK took control of laws and borders and would leave the common fisheries policy and common agricultural policy.
jocularity." Following regulations, the prison authorities
Or she might cover up any of those kinds of emotions with an exterior of jocularity." "There is simply no 'normal' or typical,'" Her Honour goes on to say, "I have not taken any of this conduct into account in reaching my decision."
And given this depiction, the laughter and jocularity of show business would then spill over into real life, with gays and lesbians in the real world, for instance, marginalized and rarely taken seriously.
On a day of casual attire and jocularity, state senators still approved a major transparency measure that would require grand jury proceedings to start being audio recorded in Oregon.
You put on a facade and join in the jocularity, but when you get home reality kicks in."
"Quicksilver" swirls with mercurial jocularity. Harmon-muted wah-wahs, sinuous sextuplets, and flutter-tongued bleats all come together with flawless technique, intonation, balance, and style.
The main thrust of the defence argument was that the letter was an innocent exercise in jocularity, and that the phrase 'British me' was not a printer's mistake for 'British men'.
Featuring a naked brown body in close proximity to the museum's blue-chip collection, Nude Laughing evidenced the manner in which Jeff Koons's massive polychrome Tulips, 1995-2004, and Christopher Wool's Untitled, 1990 (a series of spare black-and-white canvases reading run dog run), proclaim their white male makers' privilege to take up space: The works' cool jocularity was rendered gloriously and grossly inarticulate by Ibarra's bombastic presence.
When was the last time?" When, amid no little jocularity, the German was informed Liverpool last lifted the trophy as recently as 2012, he said: "Oh yeah, then hopefully!
From an orchestral point of view Nielsen's Violin Concerto is 'typical' Nielsen, with its quirky mix of banal charm, muscle-stretching jocularity (often with a dark undertone) and woodwind exchanges that appear to undermine the main discourse - subtleties that, perhaps understandably, were not totally within the grasp of these young players.
Can we take recourse to jocularity - and get away with it - as one young man did recently while bantering with friends about their professions (which he didn't consider 'real' jobs chiefly because he was not doing them): "Fitness coach for children - not a job; online start-up - not a job; home supply of health food - not a job; my job - real."
This first story setsthe mindscape for the jocularity and derision in the other stories thatfollow.
William Tsutsui looks at what he terms "recreational apocalypse" in Japanese films and argues that there is a register, paradoxical it sounds, of jocularity in such representations.