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It was an evening of many stories and great mirth.
  fun and laughter
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mirth mirthful
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  • It was an evening of many stories and great mirth.
  • He felt no mirth or humor and wondered if there’d ever be a time again when he would.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Where is our usual manager of mirth?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • No, that were pity;
    I would entreat you rather to put on
    Your boldest suit of mirth, for we have friends
    That purpose merriment.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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  • The winter god’s eyes were full of mirth.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Then Bilbo longed to escape from the dark fortress and to go down and join in the mirth and feasting by the fires.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Trying valiantly to laugh along with everyone else, he got up, his feet numb from the weight of the dwarf, as Percy Weasley did his best to disperse the crowd, some of whom were crying with mirth.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Be large in mirth;
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • With one last bark of mirth, he rose up, slow.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • I don’t know whether she found it as mirthful as Papa, but she seemed to enjoy it some.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die

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  • Whatever she smiled at—at him, at a chicken liver, at nothing—it disturbed him that her smile could have no root in mirth, or even in amusement.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Thus far the elder traveller had listened with due gravity; but now burst into a fit of irrepressible mirth, shaking himself so violently that...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • Right now, they shine with barely restrained mirth.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • All mirth vanished from his expression, replaced with a look of stern warning.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "Oh, that was very amusing," she said, her voice rippling with mirth.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Linda couldn’t hide the mirth in her expression.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "Will you allow me to learn your name?" she asked with mirth.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He chuckles, a dark sound that’s made all the more disturbing by the undercurrent of genuine mirth.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I couldn’t see his mouth, but his eyes creased with faint mirth.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • His face showed evident mirth.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Tears of mirth streaked down his cheeks, leaving trails on his filthy face.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • The cigar sagged in the man’s mouth and the mirth-filled look in his eyes vanished.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Sophie, half choked on her own mirth, made weak little dabs at her eyes.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Alec snorted with the half-choked mirth of a man who seldom laughs.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • At this the Friesians explode with mirth.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Loud, but with real mirth, tears coming to his eyes.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • At the end, Unoka was able to give an answer between fresh outbursts of mirth.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • But after a time their hearts and spirit rose high again, and their voices rang out in mirth and laughter.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The words could not be recognized, only their quality; the quality of abandon and insolence, with high shrieks of mirth once in a while.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A guffaw suddenly burst out of Angela, doubling her over in mirth.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I am no longer young, and my heart, through weary years of mourning over the dead, is not attuned to mirth.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Linton giggled: the first appearance of mirth he had exhibited.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Teabing’s eyes turned mirthful as he motioned to the bookshelf across the room.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • For the first time in a long while, she saw a touch of mirth in his eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • He laughed without any mirth.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • But, instead of pulling the trigger, he lowered the muzzle again, and indulged himself in a fit of his peculiar mirth.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "I do, yes," says August, making no effort to contain his mirth.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • As the meal progressed, everything dissolved around Eragon into a blur of talk and mirth.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • To this speech Bingley made no answer; but his sisters gave it their hearty assent, and indulged their mirth for some time at the expense of their dear friend’s vulgar relations.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Tinkles of sleigh bells and distant laughter, that seemed like the mirth of wood elves, came from every quarter.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The gentleman in the white waistcoat appeared very much amused by this explanation; but his mirth was speedily checked by a look from Mr. Limbkins.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • "She is no niece of ours, my Lord," she cried over the outpouring of mirth.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In short, it seemed as though mirth and gaiety were frisking and gambolling all over the meadow.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • And he began to laugh again, and that so heartily, that though I did not see the joke as he did, I was again obliged to join him in his mirth.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Now, as a half-smile was sufficient to awaken the irascibility of the young man, the effect produced upon him by this vociferous mirth may be easily imagined.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Sweet voices and rich melody filled the air, and so with mirth and music the masquerade went on.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Not quite so miserable as to be insensible to mirth.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Here may we sit, and view their toile That travaile in the deepe, And ioy the day in mirth the while, And spend the night in sleepe.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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