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  • It removed any sentimental awkwardness which might have attached to the episode, and yet the girl rather resented its being so completely reduced to terms of farce-comedy.

    Then I'll Come Back to You

  • She had suddenly remembered the pale, gaunt man who had walked into the eating-house the previous morning and walked out again, his errand turned into farce-comedy by the cowardice of an unworthy antagonist.

    Judith of the Plains

  • Keeler's "In and Out" [1] do not lend weight to the ending, but seem introduced merely to heighten the cumulative effect of the farce-comedy, does not prove them, or the offering, to be lacking in entertainment value for vaudeville.

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • Nicholas Udall, took the further step of writing for his boys on the classical model an original farce-comedy, the amusing 'Ralph Roister

    A History of English Literature

  • Quite unlike the “Seven Days” in the delightful farce-comedy of that name, in which everything happened, here nothing seemed to happen.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

  • But the farce-comedy had to be properly staged if the Marshal and the

    Address to the Jury

  • But the farce-comedy had to be properly staged if the Marshal and the District Attorney were to earn immortality.

    Address To The Jury

  • “It's a farce-comedy; sentiment always begins romantically and ends in laughter ” tabulae solvuntur risu.

    Oscar Wilde

  • Who can ever forget the scene between the town and country girl in that delightful farce-comedy.

    Oscar Wilde

  • A familiar figure in modern farce-comedy is the comic conspirator with finger on lip, tiptoeing round in fear of listeners.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

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