Usage examples for Gayety

  1. The arrival of these two strangers only added to the general gayety. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. Such a day was last Sunday, and then the beach offered a lively image of its summer gayety. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  3. For some time he was disturbed by wild shrieks of laughter from the twins, who, with the light- hearted gayety of schoolboys, were evidently amusing themselves before they retired to rest, but at a quarter- past eleven all was still, and, as midnight sounded, he sallied forth. – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  4. Why, I hardly know another girl who lives in such constant gayety as I. Are we not going to a dinner this evening and to the ball to- morrow night? – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  5. She joined Arnold, and recovered her gayety the moment she looked at him. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  6. Quite a number of them had really never before been away from home over night, so that it required more or less assumption of gayety on their part to conceal their real feelings. – Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol by Alan Douglas
  7. His mother responded to his gayety as well as she could: she laughed when he did. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  8. He suddenly broke into the wildest good spirits, and tucked my hand under his arm with a gayety which it was impossible to resist. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  9. I pitied them," she added, with unabated gayety. – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  10. In this wayward career he was not checked by his grandfather, and is even said to have been encouraged to pursue a life of pleasure and gayety, while the earnest work of the government was transacted by others. – Japan by David Murray
  11. His gayety and affection never failed to revive her spirits and confidence. – Esther by Henry Adams
  12. She, like her father, is glad to be back in the old home nest after the round of hotel life and gayety which we have- er- recently undergone. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  13. " I want some money," she says, with a kind of infantile gayety. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  14. Mary must then have given at least signs of the beauty which did not reach its full development until many years later, her sorrows had not entirely destroyed her natural gayety, and she was only nineteen years old. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  15. He little thinks how we have plunged into gayety already. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  16. The gayety of those around him weighed heavily on his heart. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  17. Then she would change into a mood of wild gayety, whip the shawl around her, and dance for me, looking a thousand times more beautiful than anyone I had ever seen. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  18. Their sudden gayety having subsided, the conversation became more serious. – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various
  19. She was as generous, as impulsive, as light- hearted, as fond of change, and gayety, and fine clothes- in short, as complete and genuine a woman as Lady Westwick herself. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  20. You know," he added with the same half- mischievous, half- sympathizing gayety, " it's not exactly a palace you're coming to. – On the Frontier by Bret Harte