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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.

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  • There was no more shooting, though the rifles were still cracking merrily from the other boats.

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  • 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.

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  • "Well, of course, he's your dog," she called merrily after him, "but _I_ wouldn't have done it if I'd been Rag!"

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  • "Come on here you cayuse you!" he called merrily to his mount.

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  • 'Oh, maidens,' answered Martin merrily, 'every tune deserves its fee.

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  • This one called merrily to them in his manly voice; and they followed him.

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  • Without turning she called merrily back: "The Jefferson, with a cargo of books, bound for the public!"

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  • No women's voices drifted merrily from the dance room behind.

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