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- adv. In a jocular manner; humourously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In jest; for sport or mirth; jocosely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a jocular manner; in jest; for sport or mirth.
In current use, vapors is a word used jocularly, not in allusion to depression but often to suggest mild hysteria or unmanly weepiness.
Even you, fermire (he used to give his wife that name jocularly, sometimes), are not so simple as some people would take you to be.
Zegri informed him, that "on the preceding night he had had a revelation from Allah, who had condescended to show him the error of his ways, and commanded him to receive instant baptism;" at the same time, pointing to his jailer, he "jocularly" remarked, "Your reverence has only to turn this lion of yours loose among the people, and my word for it, there will not be a Mussulman left many days within the walls of Granada."
"It's a pleasure I savor at every moment to see these marches of rich people…who ask, beg, implore to be taxed more!" said François Hollande, the front runner in surveys, referring jocularly to an appeal by some of the country's well heeled to contribute more of their income toward the balancing of public finances.
Other types of "-tarians" include fruitarians (people who eat only fruit, seeds and nuts), meatatarian (usually used jocularly for people who eat mostly meat) and pescetarians (people who eat no animal flesh apart from fish or seafood).
I assumed Ms. Feiwel was one such volunteer and responded jocularly, Thanks.
Rodrigo and Bonavidas began the inquiries, prefacing them with jocularly expressed friendship to certain storekeepers and a toss of tequila here and there down a willing throat.
"I know why you're out here," he interrupted jocularly.
He wore the scarlet tunic of the Mounted Police and jocularly raised his right hand in salute.
He played a montage of clips overlaying Sanchez talking jocularly on-air with scenes of Steve Carrell's lovably foolish character Michael Scott from the television show "The Office."
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