A rumble of Russian and French voices and laughter filled the air round the tables in the square.
Their laughter and their mutually incomprehensible remarks in two languages could be heard.
The laughter gurgled to a halt in her throat.
And he left the room, followed by the low but ringing laughter of the sister with the mole.
Ouh! ouh! came peals of such healthy and good-humored laughter from the soldiers that it infected the French involuntarily, so much so that the only thing left to do seemed to be to unload the muskets, explode the ammunition, and all return home as quickly as possible.
Loud, coarse laughter and joyous shouts ensued.
"This should be good," Carmen remarked in a dry tone that sent another bout of laughter around the room.
In disposition the Australians are a bright, laughter-loving folk, but they are treacherous, untruthful and hold human life cheaply.
He had observed the great men of both parties in hours of careless relaxation, had seen the leaders of opposition without the mask of patriotism, and had heard the prime minister roar with laughter and tell stories not over-decent.
He also took pleasure in smoking a pipe of tobacco; or, when he had a mind to divert himself somewhat longer, he looked for some spiders and made them fight together, or he threw some flies into the cobweb, and was so well pleased with the result of that battle that he would sometimes break into laughter" (Colerus).
The well-known stories of his laughter when he was introduced to Belisarius, and his chant, "Vanitas vanitatum," when he walked before the triumphal car of his conqueror through the streets of Constantinople, probably point to an intellect disordered by his reverses and hardships.
Those who, as it has been happily put, identify Rabelais with Pantagruel, strive in vain, on any view intellectually consistent or morally respectable, to account for the vast ocean of pure or impure laughter and foolery which surrounds the few solid islets of sense and reason and devotion.
These were followed in 1782 by Two Dithyrambic Odes on Enthusiasm and Laughter, and by a series of Tales in Verse.
When the animal is excited, the howl changes into what has been compared to demoniac laughter, whence the name of "laughing-hyena."
A burst of childish laughter greets my blunder, and the pantomime begins all over again.
It is only the serious eye peering from and the sincere life passed within it which restrain laughter and consecrate the costume of any people.
Such an exuberance of animal spirits had he that he sometimes tumbled down and rolled on the ground with laughter at anything which made him think and tickled him.
In the fall the loon (Colymbus glacialis) came, as usual, to moult and bathe in the pond, making the woods ring with his wild laughter before I had risen.
Here he could contain himself no longer and went on, between gasps of laughter: "And the whole world knew...."
Hippolyte spluttered again, and amid his laughter said, And you were saying that the Russian ladies are not equal to the French?
From the third room came sounds of laughter, the shouting of familiar voices, the growling of a bear, and general commotion.
Nesvitski could hardly keep from laughter provoked by a swarthy hussar officer who walked beside him.
The officers' laughter confused him still more.
For a moment he dozed, but in that short interval innumerable things appeared to him in a dream: his mother and her large white hand, Sonya's thin little shoulders, Natasha's eyes and laughter, Denisov with his voice and mustache, and Telyanin and all that affair with Telyanin and Bogdanich.
But much as all the rest laughed, talked, and joked, much as they enjoyed their Rhine wine, saute, and ices, and however they avoided looking at the young couple, and heedless and unobservant as they seemed of them, one could feel by the occasional glances they gave that the story about Sergey Kuzmich, the laughter, and the food were all a pretense, and that the whole attention of that company was directed to-- Pierre and Helene.
"Oh, go to the devil!" called out a voice, drowned by the laughter of the orderlies and servants.
As soon as he had left the room all the officers burst into loud laughter and Mary Hendrikhovna blushed till her eyes filled with tears and thereby became still more attractive to them.
To the infantry! added another with loud laughter, seeing the shell fly past and fall into the ranks of the supports.
Yells and shrieks of laughter rose from the whole regiment.
No jokes, or laughter, or smiles even, were seen among all these men.
They laughed and were gay not because there was any reason to laugh, but because gaiety and mirth were in their hearts and so everything that happened was a cause for gaiety and laughter to them.
A rustle of starched petticoats and the whispering and laughter of girls' voices came from the adjoining room.
There was no laughter in the maids' large hall.
Prince Andrew had never before heard Speranski's famous laugh, and this ringing, high-pitched laughter from a statesman made a strange impression on him.
That precise, mirthless laughter rang in Prince Andrew's ears long after he had left the house.
He seldom laughed, but when he did he abandoned himself entirely to his laughter, and after such a laugh she always felt nearer to him.
From behind this came women's laughter and whispers.
They looked at one another (now that the hunt was over and they were in the house, Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority over his sister), Natasha gave him a wink, and neither refrained long from bursting into a peal of ringing laughter even before they had a pretext ready to account for it.
From that sleigh one could hear the shouts, laughter, and voices of the mummers.
My brother dined with me yesterday--we nearly died of laughter--he ate nothing and kept sighing for you, my charmer!
Seeing his gloomy face as he frowned at his wife, the officers grew still merrier, and some of them could not refrain from laughter, for which they hurriedly sought plausible pretexts.