A joke, a banter, a bon-mot, make more impression upon the man of the world than all the grave notions of his religion.
A bon-mot of one of the Townsends is recorded, on his taking his seat.
France has no 'Joe Miller;' for a bon-mot there, however good, is only appreciated historically.
St. Evremond said he would gladly die to go off with so successful a bon-mot.
The French are becoming very grave, and a bon-mot will not now, as formerly, save a man's life.
He had made a bon-mot, ambition stirred in him, he had tasted the delights of an appreciative audience.
Thoſe who held him were diſarmed, the bon-mot flew through the croud, and the Abbe eſcaped while they were applauding it.
There is recorded a bon-mot of Sir Thomas on the birth of his son.
His power of humour was unbounded; he had a joke for every occasion, a bon-mot for every adventure.
Those who held him were disarmed, the bon-mot flew through the croud, and the Abbe escaped while they were applauding it.