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It is a boisterous crowd, but there is more than enough security.
  excessively noisy and unrestrained
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boisterous boisterously boisterousness
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  • It is a boisterous crowd, but there is more than enough security.
  • She sternly repressed a tendency to boisterousness when she reflected that Sidney Lanier must have been somewhat like her long-departed cousin, Joshua Singleton St. Clair, whose private literary preserves stretched from the Black Belt to Bayou La Batre.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Too many boisterous laughs and overly enthusiastic greetings.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Alec let out a huge, boisterous laugh, like he didn’t have a care in the world.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • The black women played far more boisterous games of Spades a few tables over; the Italians sniffed that they all cheated.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Emerging boisterously from the close confines of the den, the pups also became active — to the point of total exhaustion.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • All those many boisterous, various folks.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It has the energy of a larger place because of the boisterous crowd, but it’s more of a lounge than a modern club.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • E. Bonnegut and the Boisterous Big Band of Berlin," who were the "Masters of All We Behold."
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • There was no panic, no frenzy, no boisterousness, but only the haste which the situation authorized.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire

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  • But boisterous as it was, the sound was friendly.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Another point: I no longer had to worry about the boisterous noise of lovemaking from above.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Their enthusiasm for the fingerprints is boisterous.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • WE DIDN’T STAY LONG —Hobie had heard a lot about Boris over the years, let’s go have a drink! and Boris was just as interested, and curious, as I might have been if Judy from Karmeywallag or some other mythical person of his past had turned up — but we were drunk and too boisterous and I felt that we might be upsetting Mrs. DeFrecs, who though smiling politely was sitting rather still in a hall chair with her tiny beringed hands folded in her lap and not saying much.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The rain outside rose in pitch, and the bistro grew more boisterous.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Plenty of gas," said Tom boisterously.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Nothing like the boisterous, giggling behavior I expect from them.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • But the Red Sea is full of caprice, and often boisterous, like most long and narrow gulfs.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • So boisterous was the old one, that I could not bring him away.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • And this is their utterance; merry and boisterous, or mournful and wailing, or passionate and rebellious, this music is their music, music of home.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He was kind to her also in his bluff, boisterous fashion, and on the whole they seemed to be a happy couple.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sweet cordials and heavy ales were consumed in copious amounts, adding to the boisterous atmosphere.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Later, Laila would take her place at the living-room table and try to break into the conversation, as the women talked boisterously and drank tea and complimented Mammy on her baking.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He laughed boisterously.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • The latter part of this speech, was hailed by a boisterous shout from all the hopeful pupils of the merry old gentleman.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • They also skated over the accusations of bullying in the report — "He’s a boisterous little boy, but he wouldn’t hurt a fly!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • As promised, the students were boisterous.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • They were not boisterous–they were somber, as depressed as any of the faces I’d read this morning.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Quentin and I did most of the talking, boisterously proclaiming how difficult the calculations were and describing how our rockets flew.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He was a boisterous, pallid, nimble, wide-awake, jeering, lad, with a vivacious but sickly air.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Peeves seemed to be bouncing along the corridor in boisterous good spirits, laughing his head off.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • He decided it did not matter and proceeded to sing boisterously, dragon’s voice or not.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Even the boisterous winds unanimously came forth from their mystic homes, and blustered about as if to enhance by their aid the wildness of the scene.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • It did not seem just that these boisterous, immature young men should show up after all the work was done and be allowed to take possession of the most desirable tent on the island.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • This was too much for his patience, and it was absurd to see how he started up and cuffed them soundly for their boisterous behaviour.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • How billow-like and boisterously grand!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This was a hearty, healthy, dapper, red-faced gentleman, with a shock of hair prematurely white, and a boisterous and decided manner.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Boris remembered Natasha in a short dress, with dark eyes shining from under her curls and boisterous, childish laughter, as he had known her four years before; and so he was taken aback when quite a different Natasha entered, and his face expressed rapturous astonishment.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It filled the night air as if it had been only waiting for Meggie’s footsteps: strange music, a carnival mixture of bells, pipes, and drums, both boisterous and sad.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • He was boisterous, loud and guileless.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • During this whole time of low tide, the islanders lurked near the Nautilus, but they weren’t boisterous.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Sometimes he weeps bitterly, sometimes laughs boisterously, at other time he passes hours on the seashore, flinging stones in the water and when the flint makes ’duck-and-drake’ five or six times, he appears as delighted as if he had gained another Marengo or Austerlitz.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And if that boisterous Channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • With boisterous mirth they dropped upon their knees in a body and did mock homage to their prey.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • They began to laugh boisterously when they saw me, calling: ’You’ve got a birthday present this time, Jim, and no mistake.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Mount him on the camel or the boisterous buffalo the victory in a hack canter is still his.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Happily, too, the greater part of the boys came back low-spirited, and were not so boisterous at my expense as I had expected.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • — Othello, the fortitude of the place is best known to you; and though we have there a substitute of most allowed sufficiency, yet opinion, a sovereign mistress of effects, throws a more safer voice on you: you must therefore be content to slubber the gloss of your new fortunes with this more stubborn and boisterous expedition.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • We made that small house ring with boisterous mirth and resound with the murmur of much sober talk, making amends then to Walden vale for the long silences.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
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