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mirth
used in Atlas Shrugged

11 uses
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Definition
fun and laughter
  • Lawson leaped to his feet, with a sudden, mirthful grin, and ran out of the room.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (45% in)
  • She laughed, in the same brusque, mirthless way.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (58% in)
  • He smiled mirthlessly, spreading his hands out, as if to show her that this was what he had predicted and had wanted to avoid.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (65% in)
  • The bum grinned mirthlessly and shrugged: "Who is John Galt?"
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (95% in)
  • He felt, with a touch of mirthless amusement, that the gun had been needed at the mills, not in the peaceful safety of loneliness and night; what could some starving vagrant take from him, compared to what had been taken by men who claimed to be his protectors?
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (14% in)
  • She smiled mirthlessly, knowing that he wondered where she had come from and that no explanation he could imagine would be as fantastic as the truth.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (34% in)
  • Then she dropped her head for an instant, smiling in mirthless amusement at herself.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (53% in)
  • The boy's mouth jerked suddenly into the brief, mirthless twist of a smile.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (48% in)
  • It took them a few stunned seconds to grasp it, while the cheerful, thumping chords went goose-stepping through the silence, sounding grotesquely irrelevant, like the mirth of a half-wit.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (2% in)
  • "It was John Galt," she said, with a faint, mirthless chuckle.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (13% in)
  • Kinnan chuckled mirthlessly.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (65% in)

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