He was so near death He was willing to take Any love he could get, Even at the risk Of some mocking policeman Or some cute young wiseacre
, Smashing his dentures, Perhaps leading him on To a dark place and there Kicking him in his dead groin Just for the fun of it.
Ellen does not like to be crossed, I learn one evening when I top her rhetoric with a wiseacre
Thus he, the wiseacre
, transforms value into something absolute, 'a property of things', instead of seeing in it only something relative, the relation of things to social labour ...
said, "Hey buddy, the 50-yard range is over that way."
press mention was likely a wiseacre
column by The Washington Post's Al Kamen, deriding federal officials for flying off on government money for "a spectacialar Weeklong event in, yes, RIO!"
However, the narrator's voice is always unmistakably that of the wiseacre
playwright sending up the foibles and manners of his subjects.
In deflecting that attention, he can be a fast-talking wiseacre
one minute, a short-tempered growler the next.
A hand-lettered sign posted by some wiseacre
doesn't help: "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." But inside, when Seymour flicks on the lights, I'm relieved that the seething horror-film mass of bugs of my imagination doesn't materialize.
When Vince Alicandri installed me as Tax Executives Institute's 2009-2010 International President in early August, the wiseacre
in me prompted two quips:
Good thing this wasn't an engineering conference, or some wiseacre
would have shouted, "Pick any two!"
The LFL, smartly, has tucked its brand persona into a tranche populated by wiseacre
sports commentators and testosterone.
He is portrayed as a scientist who believes in weird gods and employs highly imaginative speculation; as a quibbling, logic-chopping wiseacre
; and as an ascetic moral teacher.
You might think a wiseacre
like me would have watched it on television.
(11) Fontane believes an author can be palpably present in his fiction without leaching vitality from what he depicts, and argues (in a letter to Spielhagen) that although the author does well to avoid the roles of judge, preacher, and wiseacre
, it is unfeasible for him to silence his own voice altogether.
Additionally, the occasional wiseacre
would ask, "Well, then, how come William H.