Example sentences for: joke

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

  • It lacked intelligence, introspection, and humor--it was crass, worthy of Cosmopolitan or Star . I do have a sense of humor, but can only appreciate a joke when it starts with a grain of truth.

  • Carrey, playing a sleazy lawyer forced to tell the truth for a day, "removes the rubber nose and plays a realistic human being" (Rita Kempley, the Washington Post ). But the film still relies on Carrey's "kamikaze elan" to overcome its meager premise ("[a] one joke movie"--Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today ). And The New Yorker 's Anthony Lane says director Tom Shadyac ( The Nutty Professor ) blunders in choosing, midfilm, "to calm down the proceedings, [so that] our poor hero is reduced to saying therapeutic things like ...

  • It's hard to know where to draw the line when you're making a joke about race, especially when it comes to those shifty, no-good Cajuns.

  • To Lord Dewar (1864-1930), a British industrialist, is credited the joke that there are only two classes of pedestrians in these days of reckless motor traffic--the quick, and the dead.

  • I once heard a Frenchman in Madrid tell a couple of Spanish shop clerks a joke that illustrates the difference between adieu `goodbye' and au revoir : At the Rio de Janeiro airport the planes of various countries were taking off one after another, and the terminal was crowded with passengers and with friends and relatives seeing loved ones off.


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