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Hooray   /hʊrˈeɪ/   Listen
Hooray

noun
1.
A victory cheer.  Synonym: hurrah.



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"Hooray" Quotes from Famous Books



... the painter, in boyish glee. "Hooray! Where's that rascal Bob? Oh, I know! I sent him for the beer. Giotto, my dear fellow, I have some shooting-boots somewhere, if you can find them, and a ...
— Jan of the Windmill • Juliana Horatia Ewing

... to your national virtues, your charming climate, and your fascinating women! to your Hearths, to your Homes, to your Habeas Corpus, and to all your other institutions! In one word—to England! Heep-heep-heep! hooray! ...
— No Thoroughfare • Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

... of cinders ever travelled at such a rate before as Mrs. Quinn's did that day; for Jack tore home at a great pace, and burst into the room, waving the old duster, and shouting, 'Hooray! I've ...
— Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag • Louisa M. Alcott

... "Hooray!" he shouted. "It's blamed unprofessional, but I was never so glad to discontinue an action in my life. Clyde, you're a darling!" He caught her in his arms and whirled her ...
— Desert Conquest - or, Precious Waters • A. M. Chisholm

... "Hooray!" called Eben. He tossed up his hat; and the tavern-keeper's wife, making pies by the kitchen window, smiled at him and shook her rolling-pin. "Then we'll start off to-morrer, bright an' early. I don't know how you ...
— Country Neighbors • Alice Brown

... battle-front in France, charging in short drives, which carried the line a little forward, with just a tiny pause and suck-back; then on again irresistibly, on and on; and at each rush, every voice, his own among them, shouted "Hooray! the English! Hooray! the English!" The sensation of that advancing tide of dim figures in grey light, the throb and roar, the wonderful, rhythmic steady drive of it, no more to be stopped than the waves of an incoming tide, was gloriously fascinating; life was ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... but I found out she was poor. That was a mistake, she isent. She must be SOME well of I think for 10 cents seams a great deal to have of your own every weak. But I shant buy crimpers. Ime going to buy a present for Aunt Olivia byamby. Ime very happy. I wish I knew how to spell hooray.'" ...
— Rebecca Mary • Annie Hamilton Donnell

... "Hooray for the Cock-House!" shouted Ashby, as, side by side with his now admiring patron, he entered the School Hall, where the ceremony of club elections was ...
— The Cock-House at Fellsgarth • Talbot Baines Reed

... "Hooray!" cried the Harvester. He took it up, but it was so hot he dropped it. With a deft sweep he caught it in air, and shoved it on a tray. Then he danced and blew on his burned hand. Snatching out his handkerchief he rubbed off all the grease, and ...
— The Harvester • Gene Stratton Porter

... was suddenly drowned out by the earsplitting rapid-fire of the exhaust! The miracle had happened! Hooray! ...
— The River and I • John G. Neihardt

... and Helen Have the island to dwell in, Hooray. They said of the island, "It's your land and my ...
— The Magic City • Edith Nesbit

... Patricia Fairfield, aloud. "Well! Hooray for you, Little Billee! I didn't know you had it in you to act like that! But"—and her face clouded a little—"I suppose your head is so full of Kitty Morton that you don't care what becomes of ...
— Patty's Suitors • Carolyn Wells

... see the humor of this detail. He was thinking of the race and of Queen Bess. "Hooray fo' de Cunnel!" he exclaimed, irrelevantly, to a little group of colored men who had been gathering. "Whatever he says yo' kin gamble on. Lawsy, ain't I glad I's got my money on Queen Bess? Golly, won't Marse Holton jes' feel cheap when he done heahs dis news? Seen him down dar in de ...
— In Old Kentucky • Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey

... "Hooray, b'ys; we've doubled the durned Cape at last, I guess!" shouted out Captain Snaggs from the break of the poop, whither he had rushed up from below as soon as he had finished his calculation on the log slate, ...
— The Island Treasure • John Conroy Hutcheson

... game ever invented,' said Sir Henry. 'Millions and millions of people believing everything they are told. Shouting Hurrah! for fried fish if the hero of the moment says fried fish, and Hooray! for ice-cream when the next hero says ice-cream.... I tell you I could put on a play by Halford Bunn to-morrow, and persuade them for a few weeks that it was better than Shakespeare. Ah! you blame us for that, but the public is ...
— Mummery - A Tale of Three Idealists • Gilbert Cannan

... certainly not dancing. There's her sister over there with the mother. She hasn't come, or she'd be with them. Poor-looking lot of girls here to-night—don't think much of this music—get away as soon as I can, no go about the thing!... Hooray! There she is, after all! Jolly waltz this is they're playing! How pretty she's looking—how pretty all the girls are looking! If I can only get her to give me one dance, and sit out most of ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, July 19, 1890 • Various

... that you're all in favor? Then the motion is carried unanimously. I'm very glad, for I think Kirsty will make an ideal captain. Let's give three cheers for her. Are you ready? Hip-hip-hip hooray!" ...
— The Luckiest Girl in the School • Angela Brazil

... "Hooray!" he almost yelled. "Your mother is all right. She is with Mr. Handyside. Some sort of miracle has happened. Come ...
— Number Seventeen • Louis Tracy

... presidency. Before 1880 came around, his own party had so far forgotten him that he was scarcely mentioned for renomination,—though Tilden decrepit was incomparably stronger than Hancock "the superb." It was hard work enthusing over "Hancock and Hooray" after "Tilden and Reform;" the latter cry had substance, the former was ...
— Two Thousand Miles On An Automobile • Arthur Jerome Eddy

... "Hooray! Come on!" chimed in Harold, sitting up suddenly. He had been awake all the time, but had been shamming asleep, lest he should be ...
— The Golden Age • Kenneth Grahame

... which, as Silas had just kindly informed him, "smelt of the birch," and not desiring the application of that remedy sooner than could be helped. Silas flung his cap into the furthest corner, with a shout of "Hooray!" which sent his mother's hands ...
— All's Well - Alice's Victory • Emily Sarah Holt

... hooray!" saidt Breitmann "For de gals on de Dutchtown-side; Und it's lebe hoch! for de yunglins, Vot'll go mit de gals to ride; Und it's hip, herjé! for de drifers Vot nefer dake no odds! Und it's vivat! for de vellers, Vot'll ...
— The Breitmann Ballads • Charles G. Leland

... poor, we've chased him fat, We've run him till our horses dropped, But by such obstacles as that A man like you will not be stopped, You'll go and yard him any day, So here's your health! Hooray! Hooray!' ...
— Rio Grande's Last Race and Other Verses • Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

... "Hooray!" said Jefferson. "I was scairt you meant to keep me sufferin' here a half an hour. I declare, I'm more pleased than I calc'lated on. An' I expected till lately to die ...
— A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches • Sarah Orne Jewett

... "Hooray!" he cried, jumping up on seeing them, "this is splendid!" He shook the paws of both of them warmly, never waiting for an introduction to the Mole. "How kind of you!" he went on, dancing round them. "I was ...
— The Wind in the Willows • Kenneth Grahame

... "Hip-hip-hooray!" cried Phil, the irrepressible, taking possession of the chair next to Jessie. "It's good to have the old country boosted when you're ...
— Lucile Triumphant • Elizabeth M. Duffield

... was a fellow named Weasel that hid close by, an' heerd all 'twas said, and when he went to the rum-shop an' told the miners, they hooray'd for Jim ez ef they wuz mad. Just like them crazy fellers—they hain't no ...
— Romance of California Life • John Habberton

... than I thought," said Joan cheerily: "that's ever so much help to 'em, and—Hooray! the fires is out! Do 'ee see, Eve? There ain't a spark o' nothin' nowheres. Ole Jonathan's hoaxed 'em fine this time: the gawpuses have sooked it all in, and, I'll be bound, raced off so fast as wind ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, September 1880 • Various

... hooray! A grand good shot, and Teddy Colton's down: It burst in thunderbolts upon his crown! Larry O'Crocker drops his pick and flies, And deafening odors scream along the skies! Pelt 'em ...
— Black Beetles in Amber • Ambrose Bierce

... the quantity of champagne imbibed, owing to the fits Rose Mackrell caused. However, there was loud laughter as they strolled, and it was noticed; and Fleetwood crying out, 'Mackrell! Mackrell!' in delighted repudiation of the wag's last sally, the cry of 'Hooray, Mackrell!' was caught up by the crowd. They were not the primary offenders, for loud laughter in an isolated party is bad breeding; but they had not the plea ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith



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