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This prospect of fresh festivity redoubled the hilarity of the guests to such a degree, that the elder Dantes, who, at the commencement of the repast, had commented upon the silence that prevailed, now found it difficult, amid the general din of voices, to obtain a moment's tranquillity in which to drink to the health and prosperity of the bride and bride-groom.
He opened at once his little eyes and his great mouth, to inhale better the joke his eminence deigned to address to him, and ended by a burst of laughter, so violent that his great limbs shook in hilarity as they would have done in an ague.
After a short prayer, the company all seated themselves cross-legged, in Turkish fashion, to the banquet, which passed off with great hilarity.
So he gave his face up to hilarity, unchilled by moral judgments.
One peculiarity that fixed my admiration was the perpetual hilarity reigning through the whole extent of the vale.
replied Charles, with a hilarity that grew more and more alarming.
Newman indulged in a burst of hilarity, and explained that the house in which his brother-in-law lived was a large wooden structure, but that he manufactured and sold india-rubber on a colossal scale.
Bonnycastle exclaimed with a return of her hilarity.
With rows of flaring torches to light it up, and the colour and rude hilarity of an old-time banquet, it might have softened; but now, when two black-clothed gentlemen sat in the little circle of light thrown by a shaded lamp, one's voice became hushed and one's spirit subdued.
After this, the idiotic hilarity of the spectators and the disreputable appearance of the hat when recovered appear but of minor importance.
My dear Miss Summerson," he returned with a candid hilarity that was all his own, "I can't be bribed.
Randolph's skepticism excited Winterbourne to further hilarity, and he observed that Giovanelli was coming back to them.