Wittiness


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Wittiness

Bennet, Elizabeth
lively and clever character. [Br. Lit.: Pride and Prejudice]
Boyet
“wit’s pedler” and “an ape of form.” [Br. Lit.: Love’s Labour’s Lost]
Mercutio
clever, comic foil to Romeo. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
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The deployment of gesture in this segment is evidence of Coraline's wittiness in tricking the Other Parents.
"his wittiness in devising, his pithiness in uttering, his complaints of love so lovely, his discourses of pleasure so pleasantly, his pastoral rudeness, his moral wiseness, his due observing of decorum everywhere, in personages, in seasons, in matter, in speech, and generally in all seemly simplicity of handling his matter and framing his words" (102).
Although she didn't state the wittiness's name, it was obvious she was referring to former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
The equivocal position of foreign language is characterized by humor, jest, and wittiness in Agatha Christie's novel.
Adam Smyth writes well of jests and jokes in this period, reflecting on the difficulty their authors faced in conveying wittiness in print.
If jesting is witty and human beings are the sole creatures endowed with such wittiness, they are indeed the unique beings that laugh.
Objective: WITTINESS adresses the acoustic measurement campaign of previously (in a different CfP) designed WT-model, equipped with engine-demonstrators.
He challenged that statements of eye wittiness of the incident, saying that statements were not factual as out of total 43 witnesses, 14 had been presented and 29 remain missing.
She touched the hearts of those who knew her with her spunk and wittiness. We will miss her but have her always as an example of how to live with fortitude and care despite all the challenges she had to endure.
(119) Also in the United States, Sarat found that some judges in Wisconsin state trial courts 'frequently engaged in conversation and joked with both lawyers and litigants' (120) and Anesa noted that, in one Californian jury trial, 'humor and wittiness emerge [d] constantly'.
Nonetheless, unlike Samsung's usual style of wittiness and quirkiness, this ad is not the most impressive one.
To find support for his hypothesis, he conducted an experiment with students having the task to evaluate a PC in comparison with an NNC and further alternatives having the same denotation on the basis of two properties: understandability and wittiness (for the design and exact procedure of the experiment see Meibauer 2007: 249ff).