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happiness

(hăp′ē-nĕs) [ME.]
A subjective sense of well-being. A bright and positive outlook toward life.
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But as they drew towards the end of it, their interest in the appearance of a country which they were to inhabit overcame their dejection, and a view of Barton Valley as they entered it gave them cheerfulness.
He ordered dinners and suppers and obviously tried to appear cheerful, but his cheerfulness was not infectious as it used to be: on the contrary it evoked the compassion of those who knew and liked him.
Hatfield,' said my companion, after a short pause, resuming something of her usual cheerfulness.
However, there was no other way; so with such show of cheerfulness as they could muster they called for the pipe and took their whiff as it passed, in due form.
More's plight in Fox's explication struck me as similar to the plight of the man in Boswell's Life of Johnson who tried to be a philosopher but whose cheerfulness was always breaking in.
Beyond that, I feel that my cheerfulness and optimism about this book are vindicated.
Gonzales will talk about the 10 virtues needed in leadership: prudence, justice, temperance, industry, fortitude, loyalty, responsibility, cheerfulness, generosity and magnanimity.
Addressing on the occasion, MPA Raja Mohammad Hanif said that we congratulate wholeheartedly our Christian brother's and we feel pleasure in sharing their joy and cheerfulness.
Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah will enjoy cheerfulness of Eid in Sanghar while Former President Musharraf will spend Eid with his sister in Karachi.
The carers were a great help and had so much patience and cheerfulness.
As a regular visitor I am impressed by the optimism and cheerfulness of the workers even though the temporary premises might be proving a challenge.
His commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Simson, said: "His endless cheerfulness and his happy smile, alongside his talent and enthusiasm, promised much for the future.