humoring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n humoring the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
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Quotations

  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.”
  • Edward De Bono
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    “Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”
  • Victor Borge
    Victor Borge
    “Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.”
  • Dick Clark
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    “Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    “People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
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    “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Mansfield sent her a glance of half-humorous rebuke.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
But the humor of the thing appealed to her most strongly of all.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Ridicule and sarcasm are often coated with would-be humor, and try to pass for puns.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
He has, too, a keen sense of the humorous.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
Everything he described was touched with a certain ironic humor.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Some of the maist humorous things I've ever said cam oot, as a body may say, by themsels.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
His work abounds in an ingenious and admirable mingling of wit and humor.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
They said that he was humorous.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
The humor of the thing delights me.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
Long since her chums had discovered that her sense of humor was as keen as her sense of criticism.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
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In poetry:

They'll give you a curled tuba, tall as Rumor,
They'll sit you on a puff of Autumn cloud,
Gilded-fantastic as your scorn and humor
And let you blow that tuba much too loud.
"To Rosemary, On The Methods" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Now their light far-flinging
We see flashing, swinging,
Sparks as from your father's humor springing;
Now there meets us nigher,
Mirroring the higher,
Mother's eye of softer fire.
"To Erika Lie" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Hence, 'mid thy flowers, books, and trees
Strive not the multitude to please;
Regard its humors as the spray
Which winds blow lightly o'er the bay;
Live thine own life, and win the day!
"Seclusion" by John Lawson Stoddard
You ain’t met him? Son, you’ve missed
The most funniest humorist
I’ve met with in my born days—
Funniest talker, anyways,
When it comes to repartee—
That’s the humor catches me!
"Jabed Meeker, Humorist" by Ellis Parker Butler
A querulous old woman's voice
His humorous talent next employs,
He scolds, and gives the lie,
And now he sings, and now is sick,
Here, Sally, Susan, come, come quick,
Poor Poll is like to die!
"The Parrot" by William Cowper
He throws his turnips everywhere;
With breakfast-tea he scalds my legs;
I've spuds and carrots in my hair;
And oft he's smitten me with eggs.
If e'er he shows, with humor grim
I'll throw these things all back at him.
"Waiting" by C J Dennis

In news:

It is also laced with humor.
News bloopers Category: Animals, Humor.
Web humor Humphrey Bogart and The Terminator Don't Want None Unless You Got Buns, Hun.
Terrorism, humor, Van Gogh and even Jeffrey Dahmer are just some of the subjects tackled in the books that will be buzzing in 2012.
At 33, writer and blogger Goldfarb finds herself unemployed and back living at home with her parents, humorously revisiting her innumerable misadventures along the way.
'Friends With Kids' is born of fresh ideas and humor.
Listen to a revealing and humorous interview with David Carbonara , as he shares the inside story on how he writes music for Mad Men, how creator Matthew Weiner chooses the '60s songs, and how it's all mixed together to make a hit TV series.
Puns, according to people who prefer wit instead, are the worst form of humor.
U's centenarian donor offers aid - and spry humor.
We have a lot in common and he has a great sense of humor.
Keith Urban and television host Ellen Degeneres got funny and sexy while filming a new "commercial" to promote Keith's new fragrance, Phoenix, though Keith fans might find it as hot as they do humorous.
PRINCETON — It helped to have a sense of humor on a day like this.
Clem Snide frontman Eef Barzelay emits poetic, humorous musings on love, scientific principles of nature and conflicting standards of pop culture.
Dictator' commands laughs with Cohen's squirm-worthy humor.
Proof that they're old friends -- and share the same sense of humor.
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In science:

His enlightening insight, keen sense of humor, side-pro ject business pursuits, and love of fine cognac provided much enjoyment. I would also like to thank Charles Parks for his continuing support and friendship.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
He is devoted to his students, has a wonderful sense of humor, and is truly a pleasure to work with.
Random Surfaces
The humorous effect is treated as a specific malfunction in the processing of information, conditioned by the necessity of a quick deletion from consciousness of a false version.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
In the proposed scheme, the humorous effect is interpreted as a specific malfunction in the course of information processing conditioned by the necessity to delete some information transmitted to consciousness.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
The described specific malfunction can be identified with ”a humorous effect”.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
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