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Laugher   Listen
Laugher  n.  
One who laughs.
A variety of the domestic pigeon.
A contest in which one side wins easily; a lopsided victory. (Informal)
A blatantly false statement, especially a self-serving one. (Slang)

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"Laugher" Quotes from Famous Books

... and laughed thereby a second time. Then, however, he thought of his abandoned friends—and as if he had done them a wrong with his thoughts, he upbraided himself because of his thoughts. And forthwith it came to pass that the laugher wept—with anger and longing wept ...
— Thus Spake Zarathustra - A Book for All and None • Friedrich Nietzsche

... Definition of the Tool-using Animal, appears to us, of all that Animal-sort, considerably the precisest and best? Man is called a Laughing Animal: but do not the apes also laugh, or attempt to do it; and is the manliest man the greatest and oftenest laugher? Teufelsdroeckh himself, as we said, laughed only once. Still less do we make of that other French Definition of the Cooking Animal; which, indeed, for rigorous scientific purposes, is as good as useless. ...
— Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History • Thomas Carlyle

... at; but it is very often not the laugh of incredulity; it is a mode of distorting the sense of inferiority into a sense of superiority, or a mimicry of superiority interposed between the laugher and his feeling of inferiority. Two persons in conversation {253} agreed that it was often a nuisance not to be able to lay hands on a bit of paper to mark the place in a book, every bit of paper on the table was sure to contain something not to be spared. I very quietly ...
— A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) • Augustus De Morgan

Words linked to "Laugher" :   person, victory, individual, mortal, soul, shoo-in, romp, titterer, giggler, blowout, triumph, walkaway, runaway, someone, laugh

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