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Gay

John. 1685--1732, English poet and dramatist; author of The Beggar's Opera (1728)
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I fear you don't read the Society papers properly," he said, and began to read out in a monotonous voice, "`Or locked in the jewelled bosoms of our city's gayest leaders; but there is talk of a pretty parody of the manners and customs of the other end of Society's scale.
These words were the gayest and liveliest possible, and every now and then the singers had to stop to indulge the laughter which almost choked them.
Let your worship put before you the unprotected condition of my daughter, her youth, and all the perfections I have said she possesses; and before God and on my conscience, out of all the damsels my lady has, there is not one that comes up to the sole of her shoe, and the one they call Altisidora, and look upon as the boldest and gayest of them, put in comparison with my daughter, does not come within two leagues of her.
During the time she was passing through the center of the town, and treading beneath her delicate feet the richest carpets and the gayest flowers, which had been strewn upon the ground, De Guiche and Raoul, escaping from their English friends, hurried through the town and hastened rapidly towards the place intended for the residence of Madame.
Gradually he became accustomed to the strange noises and the odd ways of civilization, so that presently none might know that two short months before, this handsome Frenchman in immaculate white ducks, who laughed and chatted with the gayest of them, had been swinging naked through primeval forests to pounce upon some unwary victim, which, raw, was to fill his savage belly.
All the inhabitants of Hampton and Moulsey dress themselves up in boating costume, and come and mouch round the lock with their dogs, and flirt, and smoke, and watch the boats; and, altogether, what with the caps and jackets of the men, the pretty coloured dresses of the women, the excited dogs, the moving boats, the white sails, the pleasant landscape, and the sparkling water, it is one of the gayest sights I know of near this dull old London town.
And yet, when I was at my father's, did not the men give up their gayest balls and parties in order to pass the evening with me?
Both Will Graysons' lives are changed because of Tiny Cooper, "the worlds largest person who is also really, really gay, and also the world's gayest person who is really, really large," who is in the process of producing an over-the-top musical about life, trust, and true love.
During the southern hemisphere's summer season, November is the gayest month, honoring 1967's pre-Stonewall founding of Argentina's LGBT rights group Nuestro Mundo.
I always say that my family is the gayest family I know.
I like being Jewish, but it's pure natal chauvinism: I like being Jewish in the way my gayest friends are psyched to be gay and wouldn't have it any other way.
Few things in this world are more entertaining than having lunch at a joint called Buzzy's with a group of lesbians dubbed "Canada's Gayest Family.