jollity and gloom were contending for an empire,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in his story “The May-Pole of Merry Mount.
Yet jollity and gloom are still at war in our censorious age.
The galop has, during the long langour of the dance, alone held its own, in the matter of jollity.
I'm beginning to get a bit of reaction, of course; should have liked an hour or two of jollity.
But whoever she was, he was impressed by her jollity, her actual lust for laughter, her complete lack of restraint.
Most of the passengers and all the jollity went in this class.
It is good humor and boisterousness and the jollity of the Fair time.
The plainer dealer, the sooner lost: yet he loseth it in a kind of jollity.
As Sark says, "jollity not precisely the quality one associates with Joe."
O the music, the lightness, the jollity of the zarzuelas of my father's time!