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mirth

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Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again—this is the brave and happy life.
J.E Buckrose
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Old English myrġþ

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  1. Merriment; gaiety accompanied with laughter; jollity.
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      And he began to laugh again, and that so heartily, that, though I did not see the joke as he did, I was again obliged to join him in his mirth.
  2. That which causes merriment.

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