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Sample sentences for the GRE study word bantering

bantering can be used as a adj

1."Oh, I'm not going to separate the inseparables," he said in his usual bantering tone. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.Fix," said he, in a bantering tone, "shall we be so unfortunate as to lose you when we get to Hong Kong. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
3.He who had been such a careful father, had from the end of that winter become peculiarly frigid to his son, and adopted to him just the same bantering tone he used with his wife. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.Foremost through the sparkling sea shoots on the gay, embattled, bantering bow, but only to drag dark Ahab after it, where he broods within his sternward cabin, builded over the dead water of the wake, and further on, hunted by its wolfish gurglings. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5.But at the first word the young woman started, and exclaimed in a sharp, bantering tone, which sounded strangely in the darkness, "Are you afraid, dear Monsieur d'Artagnan. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6."On the contrary, things seem satisfactory, ma cousine," said Pierre in the bantering tone he habitually adopted toward her, always feeling uncomfortable in the role of her benefactor. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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