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"Brighten your lovely features with a smile, Katherine me dear," she said gaily.

The Chevrotte was gaily singing, and she plunged into it like a startled fawn.

She climbed quickly into the carriage and said gaily: "Go ahead, Sami!"

"But we were bound to go somewhere, my dear fellow," she gaily answered.

She had too often asked him (no matter how gaily) what he heard about her, too often begged him not to hear anything.

After the lapse of half an hour or so, the elder Chester, gaily dressed, went out.

"The red rose for the Elphbergs, Marshal," said I gaily, and he nodded.

Claude, whose arm he had gaily taken, was obliged to follow him.

But he proceeded so gaily and which such a smile that she never thought of being offended.

He gaily sat down to table again like a man who has gained a victory.

WORD ORIGIN

also gayly, late 14c., from Middle English gai (see gay) + -ly (2). "The spelling gaily is the more common, and is supported by the only existing analogy, that of daily" [OED].

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