1 My own spirits were high, and I bounded along with feelings of unbridled joy and hilarity.
2 But I concealed my feelings by an appearance of hilarity that brought smiles and joy to the countenance of my father, but hardly deceived the ever-watchful and nicer eye of Elizabeth.
3 By midnight the hilarity had increased.
4 I wondered if the fact that he was not drinking helped to set him off from his guests, for it seemed to me that he grew more correct as the fraternal hilarity increased.
5 After a short silence on both sides, Mrs. Jennings, with all her natural hilarity, burst forth again.
6 BUT there was no hilarity in the little town that same tranquil Saturday afternoon.
7 Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
8 They had squirmed too long beneath Southern coldness and contempt and now they exploded with hilarity.
9 If their resonant hilarity could never be hers, she contributed a note of easy elegance more valuable to Mattie Gormer than the louder passages of the band.
10 He fixed his eye on me longer than I cared to return the stare, for fear I might be tempted either to box his ears or render my hilarity audible.
11 There was a widespread hilarity, and a free use of guns, pistols, and gunpowder generally.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter IX.