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  • adv. In a joky manner; jokingly, humorously.


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  • Referred to jokily in some correspondence as “Waldstein”—the name of Roald’s favorite Beethoven piano sonata—in letters home, he was also portrayed melodramatically as “a dark cunning little Jew.”


  • In the spin room afterwards, Romney's spokesman Eric Fehrnstromm laughed off the $10,000 bet, saying it was like a family member jokily betting $1m.

    Iowa Republican debate: Gingrich banks Romney's '$10,000 bet' gaffe

  • It's paid John Barnes to jokily recreate his notoriously poor rap from the 1990 New Order single World In Motion.

    Charlie Brooker's Screen burn: World Cup

  • So it is good to return to the home of British puppetry and discover an unpretentious family show, written and composed by Barb Jungr, that is both jokily tuneful and a tribute to the power of theimagination.

    The Fabulous Flutterbys

  • This affecting, deeply depressing documentary sees its director returning to his native Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, which someone jokily describes as "a drug town with a serious tourist problem".

    Shed Your Tears and Walk Away

  • “What a lovely life it must be to be an expensive and well cared-for stud-dog,” he speculated to Ann Watkins, adding jokily that it would of course be nice “to have a say in the choice of bitches.”


  • That was the thing I was most worried about but they were fantastic - two exceptionally strong and hard-working Hungarians who were jokily insulted when Paul assumed they were Polish.

    kisobel: New flat

  • In "Love in a Bottle" the magician Klingsor cures Sir Lancelot of his love for Queen Guinevere, with unexpected – or, rather, expected – results the tone of jokily anachronistic Arthurianism, incidentally, anticipates TH White's The Once and Future King by some years.

    Love in a Bottle by Antal Szerb – review

  • This is something I often jokily sing to myself as I watch New York transform into some kind of gigantic Palm Beach—a place for only the super-wealthy.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • And while I can understand making a big deal about not jokily alluding to Anna Nicole Smith, there's a wealth of material to be mined from this year's celebrity rehab follies (I don't see why the bizarro antics of Britney Spears should be off-limits) but Ellen DeGeneres was determined to keep everything sunny sexless nerveless pastel.

    The Brothers Grim: James Wolcott


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