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- adv. In a cheerful or merry manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a merry manner; with mirth; with gayety and laughter; jovially. See mirth, and merry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a merry, cheerful, or glad manner; with mirth and jollity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a joyous manner
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No women's voices drifted merrily from the dance - room behind.
There was no more shooting, though the rifles were still cracking merrily from the other boats.
UPDATE: Noemie Maxwell of Washblog chimes in merrily at comment #12 after mocking McMorris 'faith at this post about Peter Goldmark, McMorris' opponent.
But, thanks to cleanliness, to wholesome and sufficient food, to a calm and well-regulated life, to the pure, healthy air they breathe, the natural hues and the joyousness of youth soon reanimate the little faces; and with lithe, invigorated limbs, and happy hearts, these young creatures join merrily in the games of their new companions.
"Well, of course, he's your dog," she called merrily after him, "but _I_ wouldn't have done it if I'd been Rag!"
"Come on here you cayuse you!" he called merrily to his mount.
'Oh, maidens,' answered Martin merrily, 'every tune deserves its fee.
This one called merrily to them in his manly voice; and they followed him.
Without turning she called merrily back: "The Jefferson, with a cargo of books, bound for the public!"
No women's voices drifted merrily from the dance room behind.