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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of droll.


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  • Health Minister David Parirenyatwa said that, starting at primary school level, pupils should take exams in HIV/AIDS just like they drolled Herald newspaper reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These two great advantages may be made by those who frequently study poets; — the learning moderation, to keep them from unseasonable and foolish reproaching others with their misfortunes, when they themselves enjoy a constant current of prosperity; and magnanimity, that under variety of accidents they be not dejected nor disturbed, but meekly bear the being scoffed at, reproached, and drolled upon.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • "I make no doubt you'll be geyan tired from long travel, and the responsibility of carrying such important documents must weigh down your spirits," I drolled, "and so I will trouble you" -- with a pistol clapped to his head and a sudden ring of command in my voice -- "to hand them over to me at once."

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • "Hould your tongue, jewel," drolled the little junior, who delighted in exaggerating the brogue that tripped naturally off his Irish tongue.

    The Dop Doctor

  • As they were both very conscious people, they recognized in themselves some sense of this, and presently drolled it away, in the opulence of a time when every moment brought some beautiful dream, and the soul could be prodigal of its bliss.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • His spirits exhilarated by the unexpected good cheer, the Comedian gave way to his naturally blithe humour; and between every mouthful he rattled or rather drolled on, now infant-like, now sage-like.

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 03

  • Here Braham quavered, and here Liston drolled his best -- here

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • But the truth is, such ways of discoursing are fitter to be drolled upon, than to be refuted by any serious answer.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

  • He entered with singular felicity at once into the character of the Doctor and my mother, and waggishly drolled, as if he did not understand them, in order, I could perceive, to draw out the simplicity of their apprehensions.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • "Interesting; I studied Maslow at the University, but I do not remember" need to hear ocean "in his hierarchy," I drolled.

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