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mirth
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

11 uses
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Definition
fun and laughter
  • Phantasmal mirth, folded away: muskperfumed.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (36% in)
  • Mirthless high malicious laughter.
    Episode 2 — Nestor (6% in)
  • Some laughed again: mirthless but with meaning.
    Episode 2 — Nestor (7% in)
  • He laughed, lolling a to and fro head, walking on, followed by Stephen: and mirthfully he told the shadows, souls of men: —O, the night in the Camden hall when the daughters of Erin had to lift their skirts to step over you as you lay in your mulberrycoloured, multicoloured, multitudinous vomit!
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (97% in)
  • Ah, panting, sighing, sighing, ah, fordone, their mirth died down.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (10% in)
  • Considerable amusement was caused by the favourite Dublin streetsingers L-n-h-n and M-ll-g-n who sang The Night before Larry was stretched in their usual mirth-provoking fashion.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (28% in)
  • In colour whereof they waxed hot upon that head what with argument and what for their drinking but the franklin Lenehan was prompt each when to pour them ale so that at the least way mirth might not lack.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (13% in)
  • Thereat mirth grew in them the more and they rehearsed to him his curious rite of wedlock for the disrobing and deflowering of spouses, as the priests use in Madagascar island, she to be in guise of white and saffron, her groom in white and grain, with burning of nard and tapers, on a bridebed while clerks sung kyries and the anthem Ut novetur sexus omnis corporis mysterium till she was there unmaided.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (21% in)
  • This was so happy a conceit that it renewed the storm of mirth and threw the whole room into the most violent agitations of delight.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (45% in)
  • Corny Kelleher on the sideseat sways his head to and fro in sign of mirth at Bloom's plight.
    Episode 15 — Circe (99% in)
  • Bloom shakes his head in mute mirthful reply.
    Episode 15 — Circe (99% in)

There are no more uses of "mirth" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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