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  • adv. In a mirthful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a mirthful or jovial manner: as, the visitors were mirthfully disposed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a joyous manner


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  • The man beside me notices and shakes a finger at Peter mirthfully, “What do they call it in America?” the man asks, smiling.

    Zurich, 1989

  • Was Charles Addams (1912-88), the mirthfully macabre cartoonist who inspired the "Addams Family" TV show and movies — not to mention the musical that opens on Broadway next month — a "genius"?

    The Charms of the Macabre

  • Two readies mirthfully pushed Stevie back into her dressing room to complete her toilette.


  • Upon our literally schoolboy efforts to form a perfect circle we inevitably pulled one way or another not even lucky enough to form a geometrically pleasing oval but sadly, and a little mirthfully for me back then just as now, we had formed a share that could only reasonably be called a crisp with any modicum of accuracy.

    With enemies like these...

  • Thus the glossy mirthfully printed humbling beach shots of George Bernard Shaw and Otto Kahn, and in 1918 it enshrined Henry James in its Hall of Fame, only to list him five years later among "The Ten Dullest Authors."

    Vanity Fair: The Early Years, 1914-1936

  • Just listen to his widely leaked Tom Cruise: Scientologist video that you weren’t supposed to see, and haven’t mirthfully shared with all of your friends.

    German Church Not Too Fond of Tom Cruise These Days

  • Whither they mirthfully hastened as jostling for honour -

    November 12th, 2006

  • Blackman chuckles mirthfully along with some of the other men.

    The Game Has Changed

  • “It looks like a map of Australia,” she declared mirthfully.

    Tigers & Strawberries » Pastry for Butterfingers

  • A number of girls and children, probably mostly slaves, mirthfully peeped at us from under the tasteful mat blinds.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither


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