It was a curious laugh; distinct, formal, mirthless
The man to win her is he who calls loudly for his drink, without a "Please" or a "Thank you," throws his hat at the back of his head, gulps down half his glass, and, while drawing breath for the other half, takes a hard, indifferent look at her, and in an off-hand voice throws her some fatuous, mirthless
What words of moment were to have fallen from his lips were never spoken, as just then a young warrior, evidently sensing the trend of thought among the older men, leaped down from the steps of the rostrum, and striking the frail captive a powerful blow across the face, which felled her to the floor, placed his foot upon her prostrate form and turning toward the assembled council broke into peals of horrid, mirthless
On this the other women joined,and such a mirthless
, hard, soulless laughter rang through the room that it almost made me faint to hear.
But their gaiety seemed to Prince Andrew mirthless and tiresome.
That precise, mirthless laughter rang in Prince Andrew's ears long after he had left the house.
Bertha Kircher leaned back in her seat and laughed aloud, a mirthless
, half-hysterical laugh.
There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness--a laughter that was mirthless
as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility.
But I must leave this place, Frederick,' she said - 'I never can be happy here, - nor anywhere else, indeed,' she added, with a mirthless
laugh, - 'but I cannot rest here.
She tried to force her unwilling feet onward toward the cave, when from its depths issued an uncanny sound that was neither brute nor human, a weird sound that was akin to mirthless
But sanity asserting its sway at once I left the verandah after giving him a mirthless
Crushingly dull and mirthless
, leadenly directed and featuring several tedious to camera cameos by Jarvis Cocker as himself, if nothing else it will send you to sleep.