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  • As long as he salted in “a foundation of good sense,” the tidy Main Street critics were prepared to salute his “rich vein of mirth-provoking wit.”

    Mark Twain

  • LARRY WAS STRETCHED in their usual mirth-provoking fashion.


  • There is one table from which is sure to come a peal of laughter, and all eyes are turned toward Mark Twain, whose face is, perfectly mirth-provoking.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Though a white leghorn, she has fighting blood in her veins, and as she hurled herself — stuttering with frantic exclamations — at the violator of her home, he backed with a mirth-provoking look of surprise and dismay.

    Tropic Days

  • There were no further interruptions, mirth-provoking or otherwise, as they descended the rest of the way to the main floor.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • When brought, the green wood smoked so badly that suppers were late and rather cheerless; still there was spirit enough left in those stalwart hearts to start some mirth-provoking ditty, or indulge in good-natured raillery over the joys and comforts of pioneering.

    The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

  • Yet his tricks, things that he had done with the utmost ease a thousand times, had been a succession of blunders, rather mirth-provoking than mystifying to the audience.

    The Ghost Ship

  • Is there a mirth-provoking element in the ten to one chance that YOU may not see the morrow?

    Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

  • T.e great arrival of the year was Mr.E. T. Reed, who was to bring a new form of humour into _Punch_ -- or, rather, to bring back the old, rollicking, genuine low-comedy class of fun, more generous and mirth-provoking than the higher comedy of the day, that aims but to induce a smile.

    The History of "Punch"

  • "Count ten, slowly," spoke Amy in such mirth-provoking tones that they all laughed.

    The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car The Haunted Mansion of Shadow Valley


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