Definition of Jests
1. Noun. (plural of jest) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of jest) ¹
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Definition of Jests
1. jest [v] - See also: jest
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Literary usage of Jests
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"A Choice Banquet of Witty jests, Rare Fancies, and pleasant Novels. ... Cambridge jests, or Witty Alarums for Melancholy Spirits. Lond. ..."
2. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1844)
"Tarltons jests, Drawn into three parts: His Court Witty jests; His Sound City jests; His Country pretty jests; full of Delight, Wit, and honest Mirth. ..."
3. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1890)
"Cambridge jests, or Witty Alarums for Melancholy Spirits. Lond. S.Lowndes, 1674, 4to. ... Universal Jester, or a compleat Book of jests: to which is added. ..."
4. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1892)
"This month 'Oxford jests' came out in 8(vo) (the4 second time printed as I ... Wood's own copy of the ' Oxford jests' Wood B 660 B (3) is the same work ..."
5. Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory: Or, Education of an Orator. In Twelve Books by Quintilian (1892)
"The best jests are taken from things, not from words; of similarity, 57—62. Of dissimilarity, 63, 64. From all forms of argument arise occasions for jesting ..."
6. Shakespeare Jest-books: Reprints of the Early and Very Rare Jest-books by William Carew Hazlitt (1864)
"Merrie Conceited jests of George Peele, Gentleman, sometimes Student in Oxford. ... There does not seem sufficient ground for supposing, that Peelers jests ..."
7. A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books in the English by John Payne Collier (1865)
"Hobson's jests came out in 1607, but regarding Code we can give no information. " Dobson's Dry Bobs " is merely a collection of low, stupid, ..."