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  • n. Plural form of buffoonery.


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  • His tongue was rough and his pen was dipped in acid; the military critic who ridiculed the "buffooneries" of his generals and charged his fellow-officers with trying to get through their day's work with as little trouble to themselves as possible, was not likely to carry much weight at the close of the Second Empire.

    Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France

  • Long may he puncture the hypocrisies, tyranny, and buffooneries of the McNeocains and the Obamacons.

    Greenwald Challenges Obama and Olbermann « Blog

  • But for now, simple competence is what a whole football-crazy town desires and, after the buffooneries of the past season-and-a-half, practically demands.

    Washington Redskins get off to a fine start under Mike Shanahan

  • But regarding Blakely's recent, um, buffooneries ...

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • But in proportion as his youth disappeared, gayety was kindled; he replaced his teeth with buffooneries, his hair with mirth, his health with irony, his weeping eye laughed incessantly.

    Les Miserables

  • Then he began to deal out his drolleries, such as would make the dismallest jemmy guffaw, and gave vent to all manner of buffooneries; but the Caliph laughed not neither smiled, whereat

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Masrur and, doing with Abu Nowas as the Caliph had bidden him, led him round all the chambers whose number equalled the days of the year; but Abu Nowas was a funny fellow, so he made all the girls laugh with his buffooneries and each gave him something whereby he returned not save with a pocketful of money.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There was elected in the cathedral churches a bishop or archbishop of the Fools, which election was confirmed by all sorts of buffooneries, played off by way of consecration.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • English tragedies were all degraded by disgusting buffooneries.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Court fools were very discreet; they insulted the weak alone by their buffooneries, and respected the powerful: country fools are at present more bold.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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