boisterous

Definition: Rough and noisy; rowdy; clamorous

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The Bacchae of Euripides - By Euripides, John Edwin Sandys
...gested by Diodorus, iv p. 149, it was to prevent serious consequences arising from the abuse of clubs on occasions of boisterous merriment, that the god himself graciously enjoined on his worshippers the use of the light and comparatively harmless weapon -LRB- similarly Plutarch, Synip ....
On Newfound River - By Thomas Nelson Page
...Suddenly a gun was fired without, and loud shouts, mingled with boisterous laughter, sounded in the yard ....
A Guide to the Best Fiction in English - By Ernest Albert Baker
...Thackeray parodied it as a prominent example of that once flourishing book the rollicking novel in his Novels by Eminent Hands, christening the boisterous hero Harry Rollicker ....
A Descriptive Guide to the Best Fiction, British and American - By Ernest Albert Baker, Baker
...The Incarnat urn of Khrixhna Uulmxey, piece of boisterous comedy, and the touching revelation of Mulvaney 's character m The Courting of iHnah Shadtt ....
The Riverman - By Stewart Edward White
...To Orde 's relief, no one threw any bread, although the whole-hearted fun grew boisterous enough before the close of the meal ....
Rhoda Fleming - By George Meredith
...His desire was, while he made holiday, to shut the past behind a brazen gate; which being communicated sympathetically to his cousin, the latter chimed to it in boisterous shouts of anticipated careless jollity at Fairly Park, crying out how they would hunt and snap fingers at Jews, and all mortal sorrows, and have a fortnight, or three weeks, perhaps a full month, of the finest life possible to man, with good horses, good dinners, good wines, good society, at command, and a queen of a woman to rule and order everything ....
The Last Voyage of the Donna Isabel - By Randall Parrish
...It was their loud voices and boisterous laughter which first attracted my attention, and I soon caught sufficient of their incautious speech to discover they were bantering one among their number to carry into execution a tipsy boast he had just made over the wine ....
The Redemption of David Corson - By Charles Frederic Goss
...Corks popped from bottles with loud explosions, the darkies greeted the sallies of wit with boisterous laughter and surreptitiously emptied the glasses ....
Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...The lady is young, beautiful, nervous, and full of sensibility,--fond of soft music, pathetic poetry, and walks by moonlight; the rude company of huntsmen by which the baron is surrounded, their boisterous sports in the morning, and their no less boisterous mirth in the evening, is wholly foreign to the disposition of the Baroness Seraphina, who is led to seek relief...
Selections from Poe - By Edgar Allan Poe, J. Montgomery Gambrill
...When it is flood, the stream runs up the country between Lofoden and Moskoe with a boisterous 15 rapidity; but the roar of its impetuous ebb to the sea is scarce equalled by the loudest and most dreadful cataracts, the noise being heard several leagues off; and the vortices or pits are of such an extent and depth, that if a ship comes within its attraction, it is inevitably absorbed and carried 20 down to the bottom, and there beat to pieces against the rocks; and when the water relaxes, the fragments thereof are thrown up again ....
Manasseh - By Maurus Jokai, M
...Shouts of boisterous merriment reached the princess from the street ....
A Descriptive Guide to the Best Fiction, British and American, Including ... - By Ernest A. Baker, Baker
...Thackeray christened the boisterous hero Harry Rollicker ....
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - By Mark Twain, John Falter
...Even the boisterous winds unanimously came forth from their mystic homes, and blustered about as if to enhance by their aid the wildness of the scene ....
Gulliver's Travels - By Jonathan Swift, Ernest Bernbaum
...Rabelais stands nearer to him, but yet at a great distance : the intellectual vagaries of man were equally the obj ect of the scorn of these mighty satirists; but Rabelais tempers his scorn with a boisterous jollity and irrelevant caprice foreign to the solemn and positive spirit of Swift ....
Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Bront
...And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I, am afraid that cord of communion will be snapped; and -LRB- then I 've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...Her brother John, alias Master Murray, was about eleven when I came--a fine, stout, healthy boy, frank and good-natured in the main, and might have been a decent lad had he been properly educated; but now he was as rough as a young bear, boisterous, unruly, unprincipled, untaught, unteachable--at least for a governess under his mother 's eye ....
A Tale of Two Cities - By Charles Dickens, Edward Chauncey Baldwin
...It is so in the boisterous, farcical gaiety of his earlier work, as in the account of Mr. Bob Sawyer 's bachelor party, \* where the humor is hardly more than an ebullition of youthful high spirits ....
Sense and sensibility - By Jane Austen
...There was nothing in any of the party which could recommend them as companions to the Dashwoods; but the cold insipidity of Lady Middleton was so particularly repulsive, that in comparison of it the gravity of Colonel Brandon, and even the boisterous mirth of Sir John and h : s mother-in-law, was interesting ....