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 Meanings and Examples of MERRIMENT
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merriment
 n.  activities that are enjoyable or amusing; a gay feeling
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  The tune on the gramophone reeled from side to side as if drunk with merriment.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 6
2  A happy party it appeared to her, all interested in one object: cheerful beyond a doubt, for the sound of merriment ascended even to her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
3  There was little time, however, for the indulgence of any images of merriment.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
4  As the wretched creature mumbled and chuckled in her hideous merriment, the undertaker turned to go away.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  The Artful, meantime, who was of a rather saturnine disposition, and seldom gave way to merriment when it interfered with business, rifled Oliver's pockets with steady assiduity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  And amid the noise of merriment from below they descended.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
7  Her eyes and teeth gleamed with fierce merriment.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
8  I burst out laughing, out of sympathy with her merriment; but Grant Munro stood staring, with his hand clutching his throat.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
9  It was writhing with inward merriment.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
10  Finally, on the top corridor, which ran outside three untenanted bedrooms, he again was seized with a spasm of merriment.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
11  As I went with them the memory of my confident anticipations of a profoundly grave and intellectual posterity came, with irresistible merriment, to my mind.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
12  Tell on, please, he said, taking his face out of the sofa cushion, red and shining with merriment.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
13  There was color, light, and life in the boy's face now, vivacity in his manner, and genuine merriment in his laugh.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
14  "Nearly seventy, I believe," answered Meg, counting stitches to hide the merriment in her eyes.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
15  Having with difficulty restrained an explosion of merriment, lest it should offend her majesty, Laurie tapped and was graciously received.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
Example Sentence:
1  His unusual name has long been a source of merriment among his friends.