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He was already entering into particulars when Beauchene jovially interrupted him.

Live, certainly—live pleasantly, jovially, if a man were a bachelor.

Ribiera chaffed him jovially on the way to the flying field.

"For that—there are not wanting brooms in the house," said Cristobal jovially.

“I reckon you can get to Ridgeton on this here,” he said jovially.

"We're stuck," said Johnny, jovially, as he caught sight of me.

“Here we are,” announced George jovially, throwing down his pack.

We dealt about the wit, or what passes for it after midnight, jovially.

"Here's success to the work, my dear boy," he said jovially.

But with a bound, the youth rejoined me, jovially clasping my shoulder.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "under the influence of the planet Jupiter," from Middle French jovial (16c.), from Italian joviale, literally "pertaining to Jupiter," and directly from Latin Iovialis "of Jupiter," from Iovius (used as genitive of Iuppiter) "Jupiter," Roman god of the sky (see Jove). The meaning "good-humored, merry," is from astrological belief that those born under the sign of the planet Jupiter are of such dispositions. Related: Jovially.

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