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  • noun Plural form of bantering.


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  • Men at the store saw Alvin come down from the mountain and he could not escape some banterings over the success or failure of his early morning tryst.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • Under the well-meant banterings of friends he became conscious of it, but to cast it off was to cast off the thing he was.


  • (Applause.) For God's sake, for the sake of Canada, for the sake of our provinces, let us, on both sides, put aside our petty bickerings and banterings, and let us realize that the best of Canadians of every race and every religion, have given their heart's best treasures.

    A Pernicious Propaganda

  • She had lived most of her nineteen years in a baseball atmosphere, but accustomed as she was to baseball talk and the peculiar banterings and bickerings of the players, there were times when it seemed all Greek.

    The Redheaded Outfield

  • So till next morning I lay mumping, with shivers and cowerings: for the shocks of the storm pervaded the locked church to my very heart; and there were thunders that night, my God, like callings and laughs and banterings, exchanged between distant hill-tops in Hell.

    The Purple Cloud

  • I burned it, but had to observe its flames, without deep pleasure, from beyond the walls to the south, the whole place being one cursed plain; yet how, at one moment, I cried aloud with wild banterings and glad laughters of Tophet to that old Chinaman still alive within it; and how

    The Purple Cloud

  • The jeers and banterings of the veterans had now ceased; we had fairly won our spurs.

    The end of an era,

  • Indeed, on one memorable occasion, the object of these good-natured banterings turned upon him coldly and said:

    Quill's Window

  • On my arrival, I held a lengthy colloquy with the happy bridegroom, from whom I was anxious to obtain particulars of English marriage customs, such as whether he would be required to spend the evening in having his ears pulled, and other facetious banterings by his mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, as in India.

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • I think there are good reasons for Wilhelm's showing deep indignation and a certain amount of pain at the banterings of his fellowmen and of fate -- but it seems to me that he ought to complain less deeply of the loss of a happiness which had already ceased to be anything of the kind to him.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 03 Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English. in Twenty Volumes


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