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mirth
used in The Brothers Karamazov

6 uses
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Definition
fun and laughter
  • "It's at him," she said, pointing to Alyosha, with childish vexation at herself for not being able to repress her mirth.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (34% in)
  • People who saw something pensive and sullen in his eyes were startled by his sudden laugh, which bore witness to mirthful and light-hearted thoughts at the very time when his eyes were so gloomy.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (58% in)
  • "I am going with you!" he kept shouting, laughing a thin mirthful laugh with a look of reckless glee in his face.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (99% in)
  • "And in that dress!" she ejaculated in the midst of her mirth.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (8% in)
  • They will tremble impotently before our wrath, their minds will grow fearful, they will be quick to shed tears like women and children, but they will be just as ready at a sign from us to pass to laughter and rejoicing, to happy mirth and childish song.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (68% in)
  • Suddenly Mitya laughed almost mirthfully.
    Book 11 — Ivan (34% in)

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