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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MIRTHFULLY

When we talked and laughed, the captain laughed with us, but not mirthfully.

"You suggest a hollyhock in brilliant array," said Jaqueline mirthfully.

"He never allows the maid to bring in the salad," Ethel explained, mirthfully.

And the roofs, do they ring as mirthfully, though our voice be forgotten?

"It has the likeness to the movie plot," asserted Adrienne mirthfully.

And the roofs, do they ring as mirthfully, though our voice be forgotten.

She laughed, not mirthfully, but with an attempt at self-consolation.

The knotted veins relaxed and he laughed, not mirthfully but with a cynical upcurve of the lip.

The birds of the air, you know—— Take great care'—— Roland laughed, but not mirthfully.

In the act he lost the mast somehow, the sloop gravely but mirthfully tossing his feet elsewhere.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from mirth + -ful. Related: Mirthfully; mirthfulness.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.