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He was in jovial mood as he cast his vote in Tuscany. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was in jovial mood and seen laughing in the stands. The Sun (2014)The meal was passed in good grace with jovial banter tossed back and forth. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEShe was a really jovial character and easy to like. The Sun (2012)If only it remained just jovial banter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That obvious familiarity of product and my jovial manner helped me pass through the whole security network unchecked. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)He was in a jovial mood. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By the end of the programme, all the jovial banter has ceased. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was a jovial, charming character who had a heart of gold and would get on with anyone. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Tea and biscuits are on offer and the atmosphere is so jovial it feels more like a day out than a trip for medical treatment. The Sun (2013)I was a happy, jovial tourist but just that. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Everyone's in a jovial mood and it's been a good night. The Sun (2007)Normally plump and jovial, he had become more thoughtful and was beginning to look his 60 years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The staff are very friendly and a jovial atmosphere prevails in the slightly cramped dining room, which spills out on to the pavement in the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I picked a jovial Kazakh man who moved some beans around a cloth, and then sang me his predictions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A jovial man, he liked to be smartly turned out in a blue blazer, tie and grey trousers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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