A rumble of Russian and French voices and laughter filled the air round the tables in the square.
Her transposed humor brought waves of laughter around the room.
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.
And he left the room, followed by the low but ringing laughter of the sister with the mole.
Their laughter and their mutually incomprehensible remarks in two languages could be heard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The officers' laughter confused him still more.
Denisov smiled, and Petya burst into a peal of merry laughter in which Tikhon himself joined.
Loud, coarse laughter and joyous shouts ensued.
As I entered the anteroom I heard Andrusha's peals of laughter and that meant that all was well.
The laughter gurgled to a halt in her throat.
"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).
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.
Nesvitski could hardly keep from laughter provoked by a swarthy hussar officer who walked beside him.
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.
To the infantry! added another with loud laughter, seeing the shell fly past and fall into the ranks of the supports.
Gilbert Walmesley, registrar of the ecclesiastical court of the diocese, a man of distinguished parts, learning and know ledge of the world, did himself honour by patronizing the young adventurer, whose repulsive person, unpolished manners and squalid garb moved many of the petty aristocracy of the neighbourhood to laughter or disgust.
In epic poetry Hephaestus is rather a comic figure, and his limping gait provokes "Homeric laughter" among the gods.
His voice is musical, metallic, fit for loud laughter and piercing wail, and all that may lie between; speech and speculation free and plenteous; I do not meet in these late decades such company over a pipe."
It is used as an anaesthetic, principally in dentistry, producing when inhaled a condition of hysterical excitement often accompanied by loud laughter, whence it is sometimes called "laughing gas."
Yells and shrieks of laughter rose from the whole regiment.
No jokes, or laughter, or smiles even, were seen among all these men.
Suddenly he burst out into a fit of his broad, good-natured laughter, so loud that men from various sides turned with surprise to see what this strange and evidently solitary laughter could mean.
No one replied a word to Dolokhov's laughter, and a French officer whom they could not see (he lay wrapped in a greatcoat) rose and whispered something to a companion.
And everything annoyed her--Denisov's shouting and laughter, Natasha's talk, and especially a quick glance Sonya gave her.
From the third room came sounds of laughter, the shouting of familiar voices, the growling of a bear, and general commotion.
She leaned against her mother and burst into such a loud, ringing fit of laughter that even the prim visitor could not help joining in.