Example sentences for: jest

How can you use “jest” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Hailed as one of the best writers of his generation in 1996 when he published the immense novel Infinite Jest , Wallace irks the critics with this collection, which is mainly a series of sketches describing extremely unpleasant and misogynistic men.

  • Two terms, now considered somewhat archaic, that fit into the category of eliciting laughter are jest and sally .

  • Take Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace, who has called irony the source of "a great despair and stasis in U.S. culture."

  • The Economist gets a little closer to the heart of the matter when its editorialist writes, "Many people, when hearing an ironic remark, may not realize that it is meant in jest.

  • Heh, the little galsI left to grow up a bit.Then there was that time,I was still in the Marines,facing a bar full of sailorswith jest a broken bottle ..."

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