Phrases with "laughed"

Anthony Trollope Those were scruples at which Undy laughed pleasantly, and Alaric soon laughed with him. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

He was mercilessly laughed at for this; and the next day, when we were in the passage by Cyenvi Square, on our way to school, he came to a halt saying: “You go on . My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

D. H. Lawrence And my father, and some of his friends, landowners, they had taken a wagon, a whole railway wagon-that you travel in —” “A railway-carriage,” said Brangwen. She laughed to herself. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London He and I talked and laughed and joked the day long and half the night. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

H. G. Wells At that the old woman slapped her face and laughed and gave the spear to Siss again, and went a little way off from her and began to talk and jeer at her after her manner. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

R. D. Blackmore Nobody saw me, and I laughed in my wet sleeves as I thought of the rage of Carroway, little knowing that the fine old fellow was beyond all rage or pain. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Henry James Madame de Cintre, on the other hand, liked them, and, most of them being of a humorous cast, laughed at them immoderately, and inquired into the character of their authors. The American by Henry James [1877]

Ivan Turgenev Gerasim watched and watched it, and all at once he laughed outright. Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

Victor Hugo The extraordinary face which chance or a special and weird industry had fashioned for him, laughed alone. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Margaret Oliphant Walter laughed too, but in a half-embarrassed, half-unreal way. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Maria Edgeworth You must see all that is odious and despicable in human nature in a comic point of view; and you must consider your fellow-creatures as objects to be laughed at, not to be hated. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Kenneth Grahame Purple loosestrife arrived early, shaking luxuriant tangled locks along the edge of the mirror whence its own face laughed back at it. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

H. Rider Haggard Certainly you must not go; I will not trust you out of my sight — you might run away and leave me alone, and then what should I do?” Arthur laughed and acquiesced. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Bee laughed at that and said: “No, I just meant that I should like to sing at the top of my voice, but I can only croak. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Edith Wharton Wrayford laughed impatiently and released her, and she stood shrinking against the wall, her hands pressed to her breast. The Choice by Edith Wharton [1916]

Marjorie Bowen The grey eyes of Rose Lyndwood laughed into the fair face of Frances Beale, and for a moment she forgot that there were many to mark it. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

But with an ally so clever and courageous as my beautiful Countess, could any such misadventure befall? Bah! I laughed at all such fancies. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

James Joyce Everyone laughed or smiled at Aunt Kate and Aunt Julia and Mary Jane who all turned crimson with pleasure. Dubliners by James Joyce

Very wonderingly, his host laughed and again put his arm about the other’s bowed shoulders. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

He laughed and he wept alternately, swayed by the most tumultuous and contradictory emotions. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

George Meredith He had tried the voice of authority, and was laughed at. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Henry James He remembered poor M. Nioche’s solicitude for her “innocence,” and he laughed as his eyes met hers. The American by Henry James [1877]

I expect that’s the way to your heart — eh, boys?” At this elegant allusion to the lash, the gang laughed again, and looked at each other astonished. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Gaston Leroux What was the use of struggling! If anyone had told him that he would be played with that way sometime, he, Rouletabille! he would have laughed heartily enough — then. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

He laughed discordantly, and spoke in loud ringing tones. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell It is true, then, is it? Why, I did not believe it — not I. I laughed in my sleeve at their credulity; and I was the dupe all the time!’ ‘Papa, I cannot tell you all. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope But she had laughed his caution to scorn. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins She moved like a goddess, and she laughed like a child. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Leslie Stephen Cibber laughed at him, said that he would repeat it as long as the Rehearsal was performed, and kept his word. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

But Miss Truscott laughed — the most musical of little laughs. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

William Morris She laughed on him, and arose; and when she stood up, tall and golden, he seemed somewhat afeard of so big a creature, but stood his ground valiantly. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Sinclair Lewis Say,’ and Mr. Whizzle laughed a good deal, ‘here was the funniest thing. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Timidity is thought rather a graceful attraction among ladies, but among poor women it is something to be laughed at. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Thomas Wolfe He laughed a high, dry cackle. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Well, yesterday I helped pull the first cherries for Covent Garden market and, believe me, getting the Academy Award for a picture is nothing to it!’” Harmer laughed under his breath. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Henry James She laughed and continued to blush — her blush was the faintest pink; she looked very young and slim and fair as Mrs. Farrinder made way for her on the sofa which Olive Chancellor had quitted. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mrs. Linden laughed in a satisfied way. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

As to getting him drunk, the duke couldn’t hope to do that, and he laughed at the mere thought of it. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Thomas Hardy Unpleasant women smiled through windows at the mishap, the men all looked round, and a boy, who was minding a ginger-bread stall whilst the owner had gone to get drunk, laughed loudly. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Kenneth Grahame The Badger laughed good-humouredly and said, “All right, Ratty! It amuses you and it doesn’t hurt me. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

When I was in the Hecuba —” “Who is it?” Pine laughed a half-pitying, half-angry laugh. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If my son is found guilty of the murder of Julian Bott, then I shall know who might have saved him and I shall kill you!” She laughed cheerily. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

She laughed whilst she said all this; but she also trembled a little. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Wilkie Collins Will you think me a very extraordinary woman, if I suggest that you may as well invite me next, to take a chair in your house?” He laughed with the pleasantest good temper, and led the way in. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

D. H. Lawrence She laughed with excitement and pleasure. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

They ran and doubled, shouted and laughed and sang. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Jane Austen Mrs. Jennings asked her, as soon as she appeared, if she had not been to Allenham; and Mrs. Palmer laughed so heartily at the question, as to show she understood it. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Then her face broke into a pretty smile, the colour came back into her cheeks, and she laughed in a frankly pleasant sort of way. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

The old constable chuckled and said, “There! Thee bees safe enough naw! Thee’ll knock nobody’s brains out naw, I’ll warrant thee!” And he laughed heartily while he locked the gate. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

George Gissing Clem laughed heartily, then finished her beer in a long, enjoyable pull. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Hope On what mischief was the young fiend bent now? Then he laughed low to himself; then he turned his face to the wall, took a step in my direction, and, to my surprise, began to climb down the wall. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

D. H. Lawrence So he desisted suddenly, rather scared, whilst the three bunched and official heads in the doorway laughed and jested at him, showing their teeth and teasing him. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling They laughed with their foreheads on the tables, or on the floor; laughed at length, curled over the backs of chairs or clinging to a book-shelf; laughed themselves limp. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Piper laughed when I showed him the letter. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Let him ride a horse, he’s a cowboy, ain’t he?” They laughed shrilly and went into the bathroom with their arms around each other. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Benjamin Disraeli Hans quivered like a windy reed, and the Wild One laughed till the very woods echoed. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Algernon Blackwood I laughed a little and raised my voice. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Marjorie Bowen If Sir Francis——” “Well?” he laughed into her trembling sentences. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

There were no bank-notes in the box! Hardacre laughed derisively. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

She saw what was passing in my mind and laughed scornfully. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Fever, however, had excited my brain, so I laughed it all off as a joke, and succeeded in making him laugh too. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

After the first flush of annoyance had passed away, Groby laughed good-naturedly and admitted to himself the cleverness of the drawing. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

George Meredith Strike laughed at the idea of giving money for what could be got for nothing. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

D. H. Lawrence She laughed quickly at being caught. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

She laughed and kept glancing at Corey to make sure that he was understanding her. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Lady Chichele laughed hysterically. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

William Hope Hodgson Suppose you hand out that cash I gave you!” Wentock laughed outright at this, as if it were a particularly nutty kind of joke; but I was glad to see that Ewiss looked more uncomfortable than ever. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

What a good thing it would be for you if you did!’ Hailsham laughed outright. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

D. H. Lawrence He laughed with a low, chuckling sound, and pelted her. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Seeing their embarrassment lighten, she came and sat down beside them, and they laughed again when she said: “Excuse my lack of self-control. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

He laughed and joked and teased the child and would not let them go for two hours. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

William Makepeace Thackeray He laughed when he was in a paroxysm of pain; he laughed when he won money, or when he lost it: his laugh was not jovial or agreeable, but rather painful and sardonic. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Anthony Trollope They knew the nature of his distress, and yet they only laughed at him. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang He determined to try whether his plan would really bring luck; but as he did not like being laughed at he resolved not to tell anyone a word about it. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim She laughed at him, half provocatively, half insolently. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

She coloured highly, and said, “There is nothing so easy as to laugh, but truth is truth, laughed at or not. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Marjorie Bowen But what is this all about? A parcel of niggers on the coast of Coromandel—Coromandel! Good Lord!” Cathcart laughed again. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Every fop whose prayers she had rejected, whose sighs she had laughed at, would feel himself avenged in her fall. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Henry Fielding The character to which he had an indisputable title was that of a merry fellow; so very merry was he that he laughed at everything he said, and always before he spoke. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Charles Dickens Carton, who smelt of port wine, and did not appear to be quite sober, laughed then, and turned to Darnay: “This is a strange chance that throws you and me together. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Braith laughed at the whole performance, but secretly thought that a little of their spare energy and imagination might have been spent to advantage upon their artistic productions. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Mary Webb Now and then he looked at Hazel and said, ‘Laws!’ Hazel laughed gleefully. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Henry Kingsley I’ve been a fool, and I ought to be laughed at. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Gissing A child opened, and, without questioning, laughed and said, ‘Come in, please. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Meredith I realized the scene with such intensity in the light running at his heels: it may be quite true that I laughed in the hearing of his messenger as I folded up the letter. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Algernon Blackwood An’ its food, of all the muck in the whole Bush is — moss!” And he laughed a short, unnatural laugh. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Henry James Lady Aurora laughed and fidgeted, in a friendly, cheerful, yet at the same time rather pointless manner, and Hyacinth gathered that she had no recollection of having met him before. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell He laughed most heartily of all, till, suddenly stopping, he said — “I must not go on at this rate; laughing gives one such an appetite. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

The servants had laughed at his folly in waiting for their master. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Robert Burns The enclosed ballad on that business, is, I confess too local: but I laughed myself at some conceits in it, though I am convinced in my conscience there are a good many heavy stanzas in it too. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Edith Wharton She laughed a little and slipped her hands out of his. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Then the three youths fell upon their knees and loudly besought mercy of the Sheriff; but the Sheriff of Nottingham laughed scornfully. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Thomas Wolfe They laughed and talked and told stories without a trace of self-consciousness. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

H. Rider Haggard Rousing himself he laughed aloud and called to Koll the Half-witted to pour the cups that he might name the toasts. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

This poor creature was insane, and actually laughed and clapped her hands at sight of “the bonnie fire” that was to consume her. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Habitually he spoke little and slowly, bowed frequently, laughed without noise, showing his teeth, which were fine and of which, as the rest of his person, he appeared to take great care. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Jack London I laughed bitterly to myself, and seemed to find in Wolf Larsen’s forbidding philosophy a more adequate explanation of life than I found in my own. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Sir Walter Scott He laughed a good deal at the idea of going a-shooting in the snow; but, to relieve our tremors, desired that a groom, who acts as gamekeeper occasionally, should follow us with his gun. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

George Meredith Luigi laughed scornfully at his rival, and had edged away—out of sight before he could be asked who had sent him. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

When I told him that it was repulsive to me to remember how he had knocked Natalia about and ob — scenely insulted me, Ardalon laughed good-naturedly. In the World by Maksim Gorky

D. H. Lawrence They laughed to each other, and he strained her to his chest. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather Her eyes, when they laughed for a moment into one’s own, seemed to promise a wild delight that he has not found in life. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mannister threw it aside, and leaning back in his chair laughed long and loudly. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Henry Kingsley But he laughed and ate his dinner, and said they were good fellows, and thought no more of it. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Abraham Merri I laughed — well, let Tibur beware of mine. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Robert Louis Stevenson I laughed aloud in my tomb; and to prove to Bob how far he was astray, I gave a little impulse from my toes. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James The young man, lying awake a good deal that night, laughed to himself, on his pillow, not unkindly, at her fear that he and his friends would be contaminated by the familiar of a princess. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing She all but laughed with glad confidence. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang Miss Baillie’s brother, a young athlete (at short odds for the amateur golf championship), laughed at these experiments, took the ball into the study, and came back looking “gey gash”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Henry James He laughed again and then said: “Now don’t tell me I’m not a good friend. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

William Makepeace Thackeray Had you told a Frenchman so, twenty years ago, he would have thrown the démenti in your teeth; or, at least, laughed at you in scornful incredulity. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Edith Wharton She laughed her satisfaction, and then, sweeping the hall with lifted eye-glass: “That one you would. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Sinclair Lewis When Eddie had gone, Elmer laughed far more heartily than Jim or his father. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Thea laughed and edged away from him. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

However, it’s my cousin, Mr. Justice Selbourne.” “Ha! ha!” laughed Ephraim Smith, “you’re worse than my daughter, Miss Sybil. You’re both in the professor’s bad books now. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Johnson did him no more than justice when he laughed to scorn the idea of his secretary leaving his post or neglecting his duty in pursuit of sport or out of youthful hilarity and frivolity. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith It gave me my first timid feeling that I remember, and he laughed at me, and drove it quite away, telling me his name: Augustus Frederick what was it? Augustus Frederick—it began with G something. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Cliona, keyed to a worse calamity, laughed and exclaimed involuntarily: “Is that all?” “Ain’t it enough?” MacClellan looked a trifle offended. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Jack London For the first time in months Steve and I laughed and whistled and sang. Lost Face by Jack London

Margaret Oliphant He who had never shown the smallest emotion before grew slightly paler at this question: but he laughed before he replied. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed it was too much to believe, but the Major laughed our doubts to scorn. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Thomas Hardy But I am corrupted away from that by my affection for you, Tess (he laughed as he spoke), and made selfish likewise. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The Registrar laughed, the barristers laughed, the reporters laughed, the serried ranks of the miserable depositors watching anxiously every word, laughed like one man. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Charles Dickens John Peerybingle laughed too, in his ordinary good-natured and contented manner; but his was a mere whisper of a laugh, to Tackleton’s. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

Andrew Lang In fact, there was no end to them; the Princess’s arms ached with tearing them down, and yet she was no nearer to getting out, and the wicked Enchanter behind her laughed maliciously. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anna Katherine Green I’ve seen it often and laughed in my sleeve at the chance it gives me to observe on the sly how things are going on at certain benches. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy You must not becall me for laughing when you spoke; you mistook when you thought I laughed at you as a foolish man. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith They clapped their hands and laughed immoderately on my telling them that I thought those kings of England who could not find room on the windows must have gone down to the cellars. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

D. H. Lawrence His cheeks were ruddy, and his red, moist mouth was noticeable because he laughed so often and so heartily. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

So I pretended to be absorbed in the antics of two bear cubs, and the dreary old bison fell into the trap, for I made some good sketches of him and laughed in his face as I closed the book. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Bram Stoker Caswall laughed and made her explain all the details. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Hubert laughed again and looked about for his cap. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Wilkie Collins And all the rest of ’em in the circus worried and laughed at me; and, in short, I give in at last against my conscience, but I couldn’t help it. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Ivan Turgenev She so completely lived in his life, was so completely taken up with him, that unconsciously she adopted his ways, looked as he looked, laughed as he laughed. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

D. H. Lawrence We laughed at the tyranny of old romance. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

She laughed a little to herself. Signa by Ouida

Henry James He laughed out at sight of my face, which doubtless expressed my perturbation. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

And they all laughed sweetly at her, being overjoyed at her dancing. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

What would Miss Skipwith say? Vixen laughed merrily at the image of that cheated lady. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle He laughed in his merry way when he saw my face of wonder. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

But I—” She laughed a little: she had forgotten for the moment that she did not mean to let him see the truth of her — not then; whatever afterwards might come. Signa by Ouida

Sinclair Lewis She laughed at herself when she saw that she had expected to be at once a heretic and a returned hero; she was very reasonable and merry about it; and it hurt just as much as ever. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence As she wrestled with him, pulling at his smooth, tight-covered knees, he laughed till he lay back on the sofa shaking with laughter. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing When the half-year was over we would leave England.’ ‘By the Orient Express?’ They laughed together, Rhoda colouring, for the words that had escaped her meant too much for mere jest. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Sinclair Lewis And he had none of the dignity and aloof tolerance of the pedigreed dogs whom Terry had rejected; he laughed at them and wagged at them and barked an ill-bred joyful bark. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Now” (triumphantly) “do you still deny you didn’t murder McSwiney?” I could have laughed in his face in my relief. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Nellie Bly I laughed very heartily over the implied accusation, and tried to assure him that I had never, up to date, been an inmate of Sing Sing or even ever visited it. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

He seemed good-natured and friendly, laughed much and struck his leg often with a riding-whip. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The convict population spoke of him as “that —— Frere,” and registered vows of vengeance against him, which he laughed — in his bluffness — to scorn. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle He could suggest no possible cause why anyone should wish to destroy them — in fact, he laughed at the idea. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

D. H. Lawrence He laughed again —“No!” he said softly, as if his thumb were not worthy of consideration. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope While that bargain was going on as to her settlement, she had laughed at romance, and had told herself that in this world worldly prosperity was everything. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

John Hill Burton If the legislature should consist of blacklegs and pickpockets, the worthy banker would be laughed at, and sent about his business. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle Then he laughed in his loud, boisterous, insincere fashion. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

He laughed again in one low burst that was as spiteful as an imprecation. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

George Gissing S. W.’ Godwin laughed aloud as the paper dropped from his hand. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith Mrs. Barrington turned to Seymour, her neighbour, and resumed: ‘He really would be laughed at. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

George Meredith He spared the girl, but he laughed at the woman he commended, laughed at himself. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle I turned on my saddle and shouted and raved, ‘Vive l’Empereur!’ I screamed and laughed at the gust of oaths that came back to me. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Sam laughed at that, and ran after them himself. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

William Morris He laughed and said: What! there is another image of the love that wasted me, is there! Nay, but by the Hallows, this new-comer is the first one, and the one who chattered at me is the second. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

D. H. Lawrence Do cows have chilblains, poor devils?” Vickers laughed and felt he must take this man into his protection. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

D. H. Lawrence There the three talked and laughed together, or the women listened to Franz, who was a forester, playing on his violin. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence He laughed pleadingly to her, laying his hands on hers. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

She talked and laughed and flashed and sparkled as she had never yet done within Mr. Smithson’s experience. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Henry James Muniment laughed at his reasons, whenever he produced them, but he appeared to expect him, nevertheless, to have them ready, on demand, and Hyacinth had an immense desire to do what he expected. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Meredith He laughed at the little sisterly revelations the ladies confided concerning her too heartily for them to have any fear that she was other than a toy to him. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Rudyard Kipling He laughed some, but he said he was doin’ well in a small way, and he didn’t propose to start up any pogroms against the Chosen in New York. He said I was ahead of my time. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli Even Charles Annesley laughed and romped. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Rudyard Kipling Somebody laughed at the little tattered figure strutting on the brickwork plinth under the great tree. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

The Chinaman seems all right”— he laughed —“but never forget the old maxim that walls have ears, and I feel safer away from them. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

George Gissing She pressed his arm, laughed at his mirthful talk; and Denzil looked down into her face with pride and delight in its loveliness. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Yes, he laughed very long and loud, and I, Clancy, stood and waited. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

I had come to understand that the more he laughed the worse it would be for some one. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

George Gissing Imagine the old fellow plunging headlong into the flames to rescue his manuscript! Don’t say that authors can’t be heroic!’ And he laughed gaily. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Andrew Lang He was superstitious, like Dr. Johnson, yet he had lucid intervals of common sense, when he laughed at the superstitions of his disciples. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

George Gissing I go back to Odessa, remain with the firm for another six months, then make the great launch!” They laughed together, both nervously. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Several observers have stated that monkeys certainly dislike being laughed at; and they sometimes invent imaginary offences. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Andrew Lang But when his servants did so, they found the room empty, and the frozen breath laughed aloud. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Marie Corelli I daresay that is why I always feel so uneasy in his presence!” And Vergniaud laughed lightly. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Jack London Once, and unwitting that he did so or that I saw, he laughed aloud, mockingly and defiantly, at the advancing storm. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

The Colonel laughed scoffingly. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Miles Franklin I asked was that why he was called Gaddy, and she laughed and said he had been christened Gad. Derek was a spoiled darling only son, and Gaddy . My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope When he told her what her father had said about Mr. Groschut, even he laughed at her face of assumed disgust. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Then ——” “Damn it all!” laughed the K.C. “I see what’s in your mind. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

I can’t endure it! The only way is for me never to see you or speak to you again!” She laughed forlornly. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

She laughed more and more, stamping about the room and holding her fat sides as though they would burst. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Oh! the babe—the babe—the babe! She laughed and cried, and cried and laughed and sobbed for very exuberance of joy. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

He laughed at himself for his folly in the next instant. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

D. H. Lawrence Ciccio laughed in a strange way, as he wrestled with the bear, as he had never laughed on the previous evenings. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray All the town laughed at the picture of the lord and the Irishman, and, I need not say, recognised both. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

She laughed — all the clear, imperious, arch laughter of her sunniest hours unchanged. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Lewis Carroll The White Queen laughed with delight, and stroked Alice’s cheek. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

John Galsworthy The moon! I, Hester, who always laughed —! Ah me! I have a lump of lead in my chest. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Inwardly he laughed at himself for the wild dream that had pictured him chosen as elect by a millionaire patient. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Vixen laughed at his awkwardness in advance, when she talked to Miss McCroke about him, and drew upon himself that lady’s mild reproval. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jack London He laughed brutally, and I was driven to the Bishop’s defence. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence I murmured them injunctions across the table and they blushed and laughed with each other nervously. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph Furphy Lord! how I laughed that night! I seen Martin watchin us nex’ mornin’, after we started. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Jules Verne Most of the women were rather good-looking, and they laughed and chattered merrily as they smoked their tobacco and “thang” in huge black pipes. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]