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  • Her family was jumping for joy, but she was less ebullient.
  • She described their mood as excellent, buoyant and ebullient.
  • Miss Riley taught our class without her usual ebullience, the corners of her mouth turned down.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I was Mary’s little sister—excited, ebullient, alive.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky

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  • "She was so charming, I simply must do something for her," cried Marie in ebullient French.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Some of his e-mails were ebullient:
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Then, with the martyred expression of a parent who has to keep up with the senseless ebullience of the children,
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He was extremely nervous and extremely jealous of other tenors and he covered his nervous jealousy with an ebullient friendliness.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • By turns he could be affectionate or morose, reserved or ebullient.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • One day the manager of Webster Clothes, a menswear store across the road, had come into the drugstore and, admiring Kathy’s ebullient personality, asked her if she’d be willing to quit KB or, if not, take a second job at Webster.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun

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  • and Miss Eckhart with a soundless ebullience bouncing up to wait on her mother,
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • ...the ebullient Bangladeshi professor who much later won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering microfinance.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Mercer was rarely so ebullient.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Beautiful, ebullient, passionate to a degree, and devilish when the mood was on her, she hardly looked like the epitome of motherhood; yet there could have been no better mother anywhere.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • We were in my bedroom, and her spirit was ebullient with the clear light of the morning.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Glenn Gould at the piano, wild-haired, ebullient, head thrown back, emissary from the realm of angels, rapt and consumed by the sublime!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The crew’s girl magnet was Harry Brooks, a good-looking, ebullient radioman and waist gunner from Michigan.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Chief White Halfoat settled back in the staff car with an ebullient, prideful chuckle.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The College of Cardinals bristled with ebullience and electricity as they streamed back into the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • His feet he pulled proudly up in a high-kicking march of victory - an ebullient, primitive goose-step.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Also she was enticingly ebullient and friendly, more so than at any time he had known her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Gone was the forced ebullience, the overweening desire to please.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many…
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • From the crafty ebullience of a rakshasa with a new idea into a gossipy Malayali with a scandal to spread.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Sophia did not see his behaviour in so very disadvantageous a light, and was perhaps more pleased with the violent raptures of his love (which the landlady exaggerated as much as she had done every other circumstance) than she was offended with the rest; and indeed she imputed the whole to the extravagance, or rather ebullience, of his passion, and to the openness of his heart.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It was like a stroll through her ebullient erotic mind.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Behrens was so pleased and flattered that he was almost ebullient.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • His mood had turned from ebullient to despairing; she had pushed him past a breaking point.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • During those first weeks in Newark I was enchanted by Aunt Pat’s ebullient city style.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Marley seemed positively ebullient to have us out there, lending a hand with his remodeling efforts.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • This night, at least, the sober-physician disguise of her severe clothes and steel-rimmed spectacles could not conceal the sparkling depths of Georgine Delmann’s natural ebullience.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • For when from your own table you saw the Eckharts through their window in the light of a lamp, and Miss Eckhart with a soundless ebullience bouncing up to wait on her mother, sometimes you could imagine them back far away from Morgana, before they had troubles and before they had come to you— plump, bright, and sweet somewhere.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Ebullient and direct, she’d grown up in northern California, where her father had introduced her to camping, hiking, and skiing as a young girl.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • He received Martin with no vast ebullience, and his stare said, "Well, what do you want?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Amartya Sen, the ebullient Nobel Prize-winning economist, has developed a gauge of gender inequality that is a striking reminder of the stakes involved.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The concierge, an ebullient Swiss whose eyes took in more than his lips would reveal, had left several minutes before, having delivered the petit dejeuner and the Zurich newspapers, in both English and French.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Then his voice lost its ebullience; he spoke in a manner in which pretense had fallen off like leaves after a frost.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He seemed to be having a very good time, and from the reactions of his students, small smiles and shakes of the head, which they didn’t try to hide from him, I figured that none of his sayings or his jokes or his general ebullience was new for today.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Oblivious, Marley stayed the course with his antics and misdeeds and boundless ebullience.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Still, her parents’ voices, on the phone and in texts, had been ebullient.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Soon even the ebullient Peter was reduced to a sober plod.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • He was as ebullient and ruddy as mulled claret, and Nately liked him a great deal, although he did not like mulled claret.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I said, having some difficulty imagining the ebullient Renny Banerjee sitting in a darkened room, dolefully rubbing his face.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Gosse was ebullient.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • She made it clear that she wished desperately to join them; but in the end she would rejoin the pups instead, and once more submit to their ebullient demands, either for dinner or for play.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • So with a kind of ebullience, based on fattened hope resting on the pills, she undid the package and read the directions, assuring him the while of her gratitude and that she would not forget how good he had been to her in this instance.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He was in an ebullient mood, but his mouth frowned, briefly, in deference to Mae’s recent loss.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Zhang Yin is a petite, ebullient Chinese woman who started her career as a garment worker, earning $6 a month to help support her seven siblings.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He sensed my less-than-ebullient mood, and thus determined to take the afternoon off to visit me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • But that afternoon, on the impromptu hike, she held me tight and wouldn’t let me go and at some point I began not just to relent but to kiss her back, and with a sudden, spurring ebullience that caught us both off guard.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
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