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"Then they'll have to prove it to me," she corrected, her gaiety now a trifle forced.

Lady Glenthorn and her set were dancing, and I was tired of these sounds of gaiety.

Indeed she chid Margaret for her lack of gaiety upon such an occasion.

The place is something like the Gaiety Theatre at Simla, enlarged twenty times.

There was a large amount of gaiety in the old villages in those days.

All this gave me something else to think about, and I soon recovered my gaiety.

I assure you, my dear sir, that in our unpretending home her gaiety is delightful.'

The gaiety prevailing in that little corner rejoiced the sight.

All its gaiety consists in an occasional tree in a courtyard.

In many of the houses which we passed could be heard sounds of mirth and gaiety.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from French gaieté, from gai "gay" (see gay). In the 1890s, especially with reference to a London theater of that name, and the kind of musical shows and dancing girls found there.

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