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Gay

John. 1685--1732, English poet and dramatist; author of The Beggar's Opera (1728)
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Then in came Allan-a-Dale, decked out gaily, with Will Scarlet for best man.
Not so gaily, however, but that tears filled her eyes as he went away down the dark street.
William," said I gaily, "coffee, cigarette, and cherry brandy.
In the porch she found a crowd of little girls, all more or less gaily attired in whites and blues and pinks, and all staring with curious eyes at this stranger in their midst, with her extraordinary head adornment.
In a moment the men came running gaily from their campfires and began loading.
The tables were gaily decorated, with hearts and flowers, as the members and guests, settled down to a sumptuous luncheon, with many dishes prepared especially for the combined Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday occasion.
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According to our report: "At noon, the spacious paddock was already well filled with a gaily dressed throng and when, at twenty minutes to one, the Royal party was observed approaching along the Melling road, a large crowd of interested spectators assembled around the private entrance to Lord Derby's compartment.
Mommy Is a Worrywart" explores in dry verse narrative exactly what defines a legitimate worry for a mommy, while her blissful child skips gaily through a life fraught with hazards large and small.
Sorsogon City, Sorsogon -- The restiveness of Mount Bulusan which is very near here these past few days did not stop the city and its gaily folk from celebrating a good harvest of its prized nut through the annual "Pili Festival" that kicked off last Monday.
Most shop windows were gaily decorated with red, white and blue when they closed on Saturday night.
The knack of a perfect melody that skitted gaily along the boundary of twee, of the clever, observational lyric that never troubled the gatekeepers of smug.