agelast

agelast

(ˈædʒɪˌlæst)
n
formal a person who never laughs
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Ashington Motor Company Ltd sold a 35-yearold Jaguar XK Coupe to a buyer from Cumbria who had seen it advertised as being in fantastic condition, excellent condition and outstanding condition for the agelast October.
With these ingredients, the plot is laid out and we `know' that Pseudolus will help Calidorus to get the girl, to the discomfiture of father, pimp and soldier, and any other agelast characters who may come along.
72) So: in our imaginative reconstruction Plautus/Pseudolus alludes to two Greek play-scenes, a party at the end of the `Ballio's birthday' play on which the Pseudolus is most closely modelled, and a `persuasion of agelast character to join the party' scene to effect the final reconciliation.
The agelasts (those who never laugh) often seem keen to use the wonders of social media to howl down anyone who dares to laugh at other cultures.
In this sense, Cohen can be understood as a fighter with the agelasts, i.
To be sure, the agelasts that carnival mocks invariably pursue such a certainty, codifying a monologic perception that life experience can be reduced to a "finished" and "completed" order: they do so, however, doomed to live in "gloomy eschatological time.