Also, my comrades used jestingly
(yes, I know only jestingly
) to propound the ethical maxim that a man ought never to let himself become a burden upon anyone.
"I don't know why it is," responded Vronsky, "in all Moscow people--present company of course excepted," he put in jestingly
, "there's something uncompromising.
There was Jem Rodney, a known poacher, and otherwise disreputable: he had often met Marner in his journeys across the fields, and had said something jestingly
about the weaver's money; nay, he had once irritated Marner, by lingering at the fire when he called to light his pipe, instead of going about his business.
This was spoken jestingly
; but it appeared to her so just a picture of Mr.
The masters, both the old prince and the young, and the steward respected him and jestingly
called him "the Minister." During the whole time of his service Dron had never been drunk or ill, never after sleepless nights or the hardest tasks had he shown the least fatigue, and though he could not read he had never forgotten a single money account or the number of quarters of flour in any of the endless cartloads he sold for the prince, nor a single shock of the whole corn crop on any single acre of the Bogucharovo fields.
The little that was really said (as the man reported it) was said jestingly
; and she had checked it immediately--as the witness had himself confessed.
When Zarathustra was again on the continent, he did not go straightway to his mountains and his cave, but made many wanderings and questionings, and ascertained this and that; so that he said of himself jestingly
: "Lo, a river that floweth back unto its source in many windings!" For he wanted to learn what had taken place AMONG MEN during the interval: whether they had become greater or smaller.
A familiarity with Alec d'Urberville's presence--which that young man carefully cultivated in her by playful dialogue, and by jestingly
calling her his cousin when they were alone--removed much of her original shyness of him, without, however, implanting any feeling which could engender shyness of a new and tenderer kind.
I remember being asked by two maiden ladies, about the time I left the university, what I was to be, and when I replied brazenly, 'An author,' they flung up their hands, and one exclaimed reproachfully, 'And you an M.A.!' My mother's views at first were not dissimilar; for long she took mine jestingly
as something I would grow out of, and afterwards they hurt her so that I tried to give them up.
'What is there to alarm you, my dear, in this conventionally classical face?' he asked jestingly
. Before he could press the head inwards, Agnes hurriedly opened the door.
He said he had spoken jestingly
. Then he added that he and his principal would enjoy axes, and indeed prefer them, but such weapons were barred by the French code, and so I must change my proposal.
He got the better of me on several occasions afterwards, but without malice, jestingly