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  • “Are you a bringer of drama, Ana Covington?” he said, half-teasing, half-serious.

    Pure Sin

  • “Do let us go more quickly, father; I can hear the drums,” the young girl said, and in a half-teasing, half-coaxing manner she urged her companion forward.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • I remember brief, half-teasing conversations between a couple of felines, one with black fur and one with grey, the way a pixelated interface could become real.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • And Clifford, faintly smiling with a half-teasing superiority, saying to her:

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • Teammate Jeff Robinson is only half-teasing when he describes his road roommate as just about the most miserable person I've ever met in my life.

    USATODAY.com - Tackle Zgonina is Rams' tough

  • He was mean, that was more, Maria cried, half-teasing, half getting at him.

    Twilight in Italy

  • "After all," she had said to him, half-teasing, wholly serious, "if she attacks, I dont suppose a helmet will make much difference."

    Dragons Of A Lost Star

  • “Do you think any one man can wear you out!” he asked, half-serious and half-teasing.

    The Pride of Hannah Wade

  • “Do you think any one man can wear you out!” he asked, half-serious and half-teasing.

    The Pride of Hannah Wade

  • "Sorry to intrude," he said, in his usual half-teasing, halfinsulting manner, "but there's something I want your advice on, Nanny Merton."

    Crime On the Coast

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