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in jest

as a joke He called me stupid, then said it was all in jest and he felt really bad about it.
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In other words: however much anxiety the obsession with cuckoldry might evoke in early modern man, in jests about cuckolds he would, of course, be laughing about other cuckolds.
We half debated - just in jest - that we might put him in this time,'' said Lewis of his triple Gold Cup winner, ``but Henrietta Knight rang me just before the entries closed and we decided not to bother.
Last night, a spokesman for Blue said: "There was a big showdown when a cameraman made some remarks to Lee in jest.
In seriousness or in jest, with acceptance of futility or with faint hope of success, they may exercise their franchise and write in the name of the candidate of their choice.
I think it was a joke, but many a true word is said in jest.
Michelle has already warned Shell in jest about stealing her man for romantic bread-making sessions and has hardly taken her eyes off the pair since.
A line from the Greek poet Bion comes to mind: "Little boys throw stones at frogs in jest, though the frogs die, not in jest, but in earnest.
Burial services for the Cold War have been held so many times that one American diplomat traveling with President Bush through Europe and Russia in late May said only half in jest that he's "tired of going to the same old funeral and the same eulogies.
SIR - As they say, many a true word is spoken in jest.
The extreme south is so isolated that some locals call it the Independent Magellanic Territory--often in jest, but sometimes not.
And something you send in jest could be viewed as offensive by someone else.
At a meeting of the American Geophysical Union last week, the chairman of a session on this controversial topic issued a warning only half in jest.
As part of a wide-ranging survey of ethnic confrontation in jest books from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Robert Secor examines how the colonists began shaping racist stories and jokes to protect their social order and superior status by marginalizing the outsiders, such as transplanted Africans, whom they would exploit most in building their country.
And what's the use in going back to school in January, when in jest 11 months it will be November 15 again and he'll have to start all over telling Ernest which way the dogs went?