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Sample sentences for the GRE study word highbrow

highbrow can be used as a
highbrow can be used as a noun

1.The state of affairs gave an electric hilarity to the atmosphere. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
2.the air, all classes abandoned themselves to enjoyment, and unrestrained hilarity reigned supreme. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.He fixed his eye on me longer than I cared to return the stare, for fear I might be tempted either to box his ears or render my hilarity audible. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
4.BUT there was no hilarity in the little town that same tranquil Saturday afternoon. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
5.His countenance was, as usual, cadaverously wan--but, moreover, there was a species of mad hilarity in his eyes--an evidently restrained _hysteria_ in his whole demeanor. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
6."What is it" asked d'Artagnan, who did not at all comprehend the hilarity of his friend. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.But I concealed my feelings by an appearance of hilarity that brought smiles and joy to the countenance of my father, but hardly deceived the ever-watchful and nicer eye of Elizabeth. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
8.I observed, however, that one of them held somewhat aloof, and though he seemed desirous not to spoil the hilarity of his shipmates by his own sober face, yet upon the whole he refrained from making as much noise as the rest. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9.Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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