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boisterous
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Oliver Twist
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  • The latter part of this speech, was hailed by a boisterous shout from all the hopeful pupils of the merry old gentleman.
  • At sight of the dismayed look with which Oliver regarded his tormentors, Master Bates, who was blessed with a lively sense of the ludicrous, fell into another ectasy, more boisterous than the first.
  • Oliver walked into the window-recess to which Mr. Maylie beckoned him; much surprised at the mixture of sadness and boisterous spirits, which his whole behaviour displayed.
  • He had relaxed nothing of his unusual speed; but was still pressing onward, in the same wild and disordered manner, when the sudden dashing past of a carriage: and a boisterous cry from the foot passengers, who saw his danger: drove him back upon the pavement.
  • Near him were the singers: receiving, with professional indifference, the compliments of the company, and applying themselves, in turn, to a dozen proffered glasses of spirits and water, tendered by their more boisterous admirers; whose countenances, expressive of almost every vice in almost every grade, irresistibly attracted the attention, by their very repulsiveness.

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  • It is a boisterous crowd, but there is more than enough security.
  • The one thing I did, though, I was careful ... not to get boisterous or anything.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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