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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MIRTHLESS

It was a harsh, mirthless laugh, which was equally an insult.

“Well, I know it,” said Rathburn with a low, mirthless laugh.

A quiet and mirthless chuckle was heard in the pause of shocked silence.

A mirthless voice, with an intention of mirth in it, said, 'Look out!

When the Prodigal expostulated with me I laughed—a bitter, mirthless laugh.

"This is your wroom," said the Chinaman, revealing his yellow teeth in a mirthless smile.

Ho-Pin, his face a smiling, mirthless mask, bent over the bed.

Never had he found any supper party so noisy, so mirthless, and so endless.

Then Rosemary laughed, too, but her laugh was also mirthless.

She had uttered it in a fear accentuated by a mirthless laugh.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from mirth + -less. Related: Mirthlessly.

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