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  • n  a gay feeling
  • n  activities that are enjoyable or amusing

  • They faced plenty of obstacles: the rude public merriment at their pairing; all the misery the Vatican-cowed Italian government tried to bring to their joint political, financial .
  • Separating himself from the whisky-fueled merriment all around, he takes me aside to share something important: "See this wedding?" says Adam, gesturing to the gathered crowd.
  • Her store becomes a little cafe, with hunchback Cousin Lymon hopping about spreading merriment with his malicious tongue, while Miss Amelia smiles happily.
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  • Around Town: flotilla of fools
    For the third year in a row, a festive boat parade celebrating the Yahara River made its way through the water Sunday morning with fanciful boats, costumes, music and general merriment.
    June 10, 2013 - Wisconsin State Journal
  • Reggie Straight credits early detection in beating cancer twice
    Reggie Straight loves to laugh. Her eyes are always crinkled up in merriment. It’s part of who she is — upbeat, positive, cheerful.
    June 7, 2013 - The Times West Virginian
  • Race horse subject of murder-mystery
    The Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington will host a Belmont Stakes interactive murder mystery theatre party beginning at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. The entertainment will be provided by Murder and Merriment. The mystery centers around the famed race horse, Big Blac...
    June 6, 2013 - Charleston Daily Mail

  • Adam Smith in Commodities Now Online
    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices, wrote Adam Smith in his famous "Inquiry into the Nature and...
  • Jim McGovern in FOXNews
    Finding the Well was like discovering a cozy little world that had been flourishing without me, hidden within the walls of my house; an entire cast of characters welcomed me to the troupe with great merriment as soon as I found the secret... Howard Rheingold Wall Street Journal (blog) Apr 28, 2010 62934 83933 merry-go-round What I don't want to do is get on this merry-go-round where we try to end this war and negotiate it down to a blank check," said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. "It's time to play hardball."

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