He put his soul into it, and when Mr. gallivant's soul got into anything it straightway began to hum.
In the mean time, Mr. gallivant had returned to his law office.
Mr. gallivant jammed his hands deep into his pockets to prevent their betraying his excitement, and hemmed and hawed.
The next day Mr. gallivant was at his office bright and early.
Mr. gallivant's messenger returned in a few moments with the report that Mr. Thwicket could not be found.
She's needed here and ain't got no call to gallivant off to New York and beyont with a strange man, beauty or no beauty.
I'll gallivant no more wit' you in ye're ould breadbaskets av shteamers.
But when fortune favored him, Mr. gallivant didn't bother with musty old law books.
In an instant Mr. gallivant was all repose—all serenity and ease.
Mr. gallivant's soul was in many respects similar to a Corliss engine.
1809, probably a playful elaboration of gallant in an obsolete verbal sense of "play the gallant, flirt, gad about." Related: Gallivanted; gallivanting.
Young Lobski said to his ugly wife,
"I'm off till to-morrow to fish, my life;"
Says Mrs. Lobski, "I'm sure you a'nt",
But you brute you are going to gallivant."
What Mrs. Lobski said was right,
Gay Mr. Lobski was out all night.
He ne'er went to fish, 'tis known very well
But where he went I shall not tell.
["Songs from the Exile," in "Literary Panorama," London, 1809]