So, with laughter and shouts and endless badinage
and merriment, the guests take their places.
He turned deadly pale when he saw the writing, but still preserved his composure, and finished the playful warfare of badinage
which he was at the moment carrying on with a lady opposite; and, a short time after, was missed from the circle.
I couldn't cope in badinage
with the worthy Thomas, but I thought I knew a surer way to his heart, so I said, "Now, Mr.
Blanche met him with merry badinage
and laughter, and even threw her arms around him.
Without ever quitting her tone of BADINAGE
and playful superiority, she intoxicated me with the sense that I was necessary to her, that she was never at ease, unless I was near her, submitting to her playful tyranny.
All this in a fascinating voice with a ripple of badinage
that seemed to play upon the sober surface of her thoughts.
Then, suddenly altering his tone, "Excuse this frivolous family badinage
but gentlemanly) badinage
to creep into your end of the dialogue.
Once our holiday- makers saw a horse and cart, and once a youth riding a black horse amidst the badinage
of the passersby.
He had meant to confide in Lydgate, and discuss the money question with him, and he had meant to amuse himself for the few evenings of his stay by having a great deal of music and badinage
with fair Rosamond, without neglecting his friends at Lowick Parsonage:--if the Parsonage was close to the Manor, that was no fault of his.
Anne, as she listened to the ceaseless badinage
that went on between him and Phil, wondered if she had only imagined that look in his eyes when she had told him she could never care for him.
The man and the woman stood face to face - the light badinage
which had been passing between them suddenly ended - the man, with his sin stripped bare, mercilessly exposed, the woman, his accuser, passionately eloquent, pouring out her scorn upon a mute victim.