HILARIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HILARIOUS
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 a.  by or causing great merriment or happiness; gay or merry
Classic Sentence:
1  I call him thus, because he always swims in hilarious shoals, which upon the broad sea keep tossing themselves to heaven like caps in a Fourth-of-July crowd.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  But ere stepping into the cabin doorway below, he pauses, ships a new face altogether, and, then, independent, hilarious little Flask enters King Ahab's presence, in the character of Abjectus, or the Slave.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
3  Victor had grown hilarious, and was attempting to tell an anecdote about a Mexican girl who served chocolate one winter in a restaurant in Dauphine Street.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XV
4  A negro teamster who had been dancing upon a cracker box with the hilarious encouragement of twoscore soldiers was deserted.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
5  I confess that I was myself surprised both at his hilarious manner and at his rather wild observation.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  The car ran on merrily with its cargo of hilarious youth.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AFTER THE RACE
7  The decent and reputable citizens of the North who neglected their own civic duties grew hilarious over the exaggerated importance with which the Negro regarded the franchise.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
8  On Sunday morning while church bells rang in the villages along shore the world and its mistress returned to Gatsby's house and twinkled hilariously on his lawn.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
9  "It's the funniest thing, old sport," he said hilariously.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
10  Mr. Bry, a short pale man, with a business face and leisure clothes, met the dilemma hilariously.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
11  When he came out again it was in company with a very stout gentleman in shirt sleeves and an apron, clasping Jonas by both hands and laughing hilariously.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  In an interview with local newspaper, she promised to talk about the story in hilarious detail in the future.
2  Still, it's kind of hilarious to watch them scatter from the light.
3  In the Ace Ventura movies, Jim Carrey's buffoonery was hilarious: like Bozo the Clown, he's a natural buffoon.
4  In the movie, the two thieves try to discover whether the banknotes are fakes or the real McCoy, with hilarious results.
5  We thought it was hilarious when we first heard about it.