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Saved from the public gallows, Weeks was virtually exiled from the city, and wound up in Mississippi, where he raised a family.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even in the painful separation of child and parent, there was humour.The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gallows humor has always served him and other activists well; it had to in such dark times.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take, for instance, Yiddish Mamma, a young Parisian brand that peddles its wares with love and humour.
Whichever of the groups was in power would be marching the other to the gallows.Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied With ISIS|Jacob Siegel, Christopher Dickey|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We shall make Mr. Pickwick pay for peeping,” said Fogg, with considerable native humour, as he unfolded his papers.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
There was a deep silence throughout the whole bivouac; some were sleeping, and those who watched were in no humour for idle chat.
Don't chaff, Shirtings; you're a very good fellow, you know, but I'm not in a laughing humour.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
She was delighted by your brilliant talk and sense of humour, but still more delighted by your cordiality and kindness.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
A certain amount of his ill-humour vented, Tressan made an effort to regain his self-control.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini