Joviality


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Joviality

See also Gaiety.
Bob, Captain
Tahitian jailor known for his easy going merriment with prisoners. [Am. Lit.: Omoo]
Costigan, Captain J. Chesterfield
jovial, good-humored man. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Friar Tuck
fat friar, jovial companion of Robin Hood. [Br. Legend: Benét, 371]
Old King Cole
merry old soul. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 134]
Santa Claus
ho-ho-hoing merry gift-giver at Christmas. [Am. Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
saffron crocus
indicates mirth and laughter. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Tapley, Mark
jolly chief hostler at the Blue Dragon. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
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Retold delivers a tried-and-true religious story with creativity and joviality, acknowledging both the elasticity and the eternal appeal of religious narratives.
MUSIDORA AS OAKS TRIAL Race as an Epsom pointer Year horse Oaks 2012 The Fugue 3rd 2011 Joviality did not run 2010 Aviate 6th 2009 Sariska WON 2008 Lush Lashes 5th 2007 Passage Of Time 8th 2006 Short Skirt 3rd 2005 SecretHistory didnotrun 2004 Punctilious 3rd 2003 Cassis did not run
Table 1 revealed that identity achievement in boys is positively correlated with well-being composite, self-esteem, and sociability, whereas identity diffusion is inversely correlated with psychological well-being composite, self-esteem/self-confidence, joviality, sociability, and happiness.
A winner of the Musidora Stakes (G3) at York last season Joviality delivered a sensational sow of strength and character in the capable hands of William Buick, who is based at the Jebel Ali Stables during the UAE racing season.
Wherever she was, there was good cheer and joviality. She would dissolve into laughter at the antics of youngsters at the water's edge, especially Lucas and Ben, her sons.
A smashing and enjoyable two hours-plus of non-stop fun, joviality and song and dance that enthralled the packed stalls and left me wondering why I have left it so long since my last visit to the now superbly refurbished theatre.
Barefoot Lady was fifth in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas before going down to a narrow defeat to Joviality in the Musidora Stakes.
The very people who gossip viciously behind the boss' back can be seen cracking jokes in care-free joviality with the same superior later on the day.
The tension in the pictures of Chiro reflects the exhibition's broader bifurcation into, on the one hand, joviality and a will to live and to continue photographing life, and, on the other, morbidity and the loneliness of a widower who has just lost the last living creature brought into the house by his late wife, who is herself nowhere and everywhere in the photographs on view.
" Shah Rukh has remained with me ( on the phone) in the late afternoonC* He is a very funny man and shakes me into joviality when I inform him of the premiere and his absolute presence.
There is ambiguity in the luscious calm of the slow movement, but the finale brought reservations as the joviality of the material seemed forced.
In experiment two, there were significant differences between experimental and control groups on four subscales: emotional stability, sociability, happiness, and joviality. A content analysis of weekly written responses of participants in the inmate-only choir suggested a tendency toward: (a) negative responses during containment, (b) positive choir-related responses at the final two rehearsals, and (c) overall choral experience reflections related to a sense of well-being.