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  • At noon the gaily-dressed pack of small children clamors by, waving their construction paper creations as they skip home for lunch.

    The Corners

  • Sara said, morphing back into a living flapper, standing in the midst of a big party where gaily-dressed couples danced the night away.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » Blog Archive » Eternal Franchise, 11.2 of 31.1

  • People were all holidaymaking (if that can be where there is no work), and enjoying themselves, the surf-bathers in the sea, and hundreds of gaily-dressed men and women galloping on the beach.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Mary Axe: pressing on the road all the gaily-dressed ladies whom she could see from the window, and making them unconscious lay-figures for dolls, while she mentally cut them out and basted them.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Everyone pressed back against the wall and waited stilly while the enemy circled vainly above the strange spectacle of this crimson rock banded with thousands of gaily-dressed Arabs, nesting like ibises in every cranny of its face.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • “Luise Ivanovna, you can sit down,” he said casually to the gaily-dressed, purple-faced lady, who was still standing as though not venturing to sit down, though there was a chair beside her.

    Crime and Punishment

  • On either side of the slope there were groups of pandies with their bayonets fixed, glowering but doing nothing to help, and off to one side I saw a little gaily-dressed group of natives by a temple on a knoll — Azeemoolah was there, talking to Wheeler, who was gesturing towards the barges, so I walked across towards them, through the silent groups of pandy riflemen, and as I came up Azeemoolah was saying:

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • On either side of the slope there were groups of pandies with their bayonets fixed, glowering but doing nothing to help, and off to one side I saw a little gaily-dressed group of natives by a temple on a knoll - Azeemoolah was there, talking to Wheeler, who was gesturing towards the barges, so I walked across towards them, through the silent groups of pandy riflemen, and as I came up Azeemoolah was saying:

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • With that, he almost hurled a gaily-dressed gentleman aside on either hand; they both turned to glare angrily, then got hastily out of his way.

    Space Viking

  • They had now reached Chestnut-street, which was filled with gaily-dressed people, enjoying the balmy breath of a soft May evening.

    The Garies and Their Friends

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