Which preposition to use with humouring

of Occurrences 353%

Poor Bibbs especially became a target for the humour of the electors.

in Occurrences 134%

" She looked down on me from the rock with the old quizzing humour in her eyes.

with Occurrences 81%

Come, come, Ladies, in troth you must take but little Rest to Night, in complaisance to the Bride and Bridegroom, who, I believe, will take but littleFrankwhy, Frankwhat, hast thou chang'd thy Humour with thy Condition?

for Occurrences 40%

I was not in the humour for this, however, and said frankly that I should prefer remaining at the Grange.

to Occurrences 24%

There was something not quite serene in his humour to-night, after supper; for he spoke of hastening away to London, without stopping much at Edinburgh.

at Occurrences 20%

And turning round, he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till, catching her eye, he withdrew his own, and coldly said: "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men; You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.

as Occurrences 18%

I tell thee, 'tis only humour and good fellowship can mend this wretched world, and there is nought so lacking in humour as a swordunless it be your prating priest or mumbling monk.

than Occurrences 18%

The toad has one comic act, however, of infinitely greater humour than the bouncing buffooneries of the frog.

by Occurrences 16%

The best way, therefore, in using amulets, must be in squaring them to the imagination of patients: let the newness and surprise exceed the invention, and keep up the humour by a long scroll of cures and vouchers; by these and such means, many distempers have been cured.

from Occurrences 15%

The ladies I saw wondered to see the great philosopher, whose wisdom and wit they had been admiring all the way, get into ill-humour from such a cause.

on Occurrences 12%

But I doubt if any one but myself witnessed this evidence of good-humour on his part.

out Occurrences 9%

She seemed to have talked the ill-humour out of her blood, and during the service of the meal she told him of the comfort of her work, the charm of the other girl in the room, with whom she was already discussing a plan to share an apartment.

about Occurrences 6%

Tall, strong and handsome, with intelligence beyond the average, yet with nothing alarming about him, good-humoured about trifles, jealous in matters of loveperhaps that is, after all, the type women really like best.

among Occurrences 6%

And if jocular discourse may serve to good purposes of this kind; if it may be apt to raise our drooping spirits, to allay our irksome cares, to whet our blunted industry, to recreate our minds being tired and cloyed with graver occupations; if it may breed alacrity, or maintain good humour among us; if it may conduce to sweeten conversation and endear society; then is it not inconvenient, or unprofitable.

like Occurrences 4%

" The moment had not arrived at which humour like this could be duly appreciated, and I did not observe that any of the company gave even that sort of note of face for a laugh which we had all used half an hour before.

into Occurrences 4%

Her statement that she only took 'a very barren and thin hint of the Plot' from the Italian, and again that 'all the Words are wholly new, without one from the Original' must not be pressed too strictly, although she has undeniably infused a new life, new wit and humour into the alien scenes.

without Occurrences 4%

Then David and Jonathan agree upon a sign between them, by which David may know Saul's humour without his bow-bearer finding out David.

after Occurrences 3%

Valencia joined them at once, bringing up Elsley, who was not in the best of humours after her diatribes; and the whole party wandered about the woodland, and scrambled down beside the torrent beds.

under Occurrences 2%

But our sense of humour under civilisation has been weakened.

during Occurrences 2%

The King was much out of humour during the Chapter of the Garter, and said everything was done wrong.

through Occurrences 1%

He came presently, waddling very actively for such a stout mana big, burly, gray-bearded intellectual, with eyes that beamed intelligent good-humour through gold-rimmed glasses.

against Occurrences 1%

Olivia, a small Poem of humour against a Prude.

ye Occurrences 1%

" "To be sure, St. Piran dear, we'll humour ye." "'Tisn' that at all," the saint answered; "but I've had a vision.

beyond Occurrences 1%

Boyd has portrayed, with here and there a happy trait of grace or humour beyond the wording of the text, the very scene and people.

beneath Occurrences 1%

He told his story as one who knew everything; could tell conversations and incidents as he conceived them happening, with no violation of credibility, nor any strain on his reader's imagination, and without any impropriety could interpose in his own person, pointing things to the reader which might have escaped his attention, pointing at parallels he might have missed, laying bare the irony or humour beneath a situation.

Which preposition to use with  humouring