The old prince disputed it chaffingly
, but without getting angry.
He asked her how she could bear to go off chambermaiding and leave her boys; and chaffingly
offered to copy off a series of their fingerprints, reaching up to their twelfth year, for her to remember them by; but she sobered in a moment, wondering if he suspected anything; then she said she believed she didn't want them.
Firmin Richard, who was sitting in the ghost's own chair, the front chair on the right, leaned over to his partner and asked him chaffingly
Indeed even as I talked chaffingly
I was greatly struck myself by the fact.