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happy

adjective animated, at peace, blissful, bright, bubbling over, buoyant, carefree, cheerful, cheery, chipper, contented, convivial, delighted, delirious, elated, enchanted, enraptured, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, favorable, felicitous, festive, flourishing, full of cheer, fun-loving, genial, glad, good-humored, jocund, joking, jovial, joyful, jubilant, laughing, merry, of good cheer, on top of the world, overjoyed, peaceful, pleased as punch, positive, prosperous, radiant, rapturous, rejoicing, smiling, sparkling, spirited, thrilled, thriving, untroubled, upbeat, vivacious, zestful
Associated concepts: happy outcome to litigation
See also: ecstatic, felicitous, inclined, propitious, prosperous, proud, ready, willing
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Sometimes he looked at David and smiled happily and then for a long time he appeared to forget the boy's existence.
The savage, perceiving their defenceless situation, without offering violence to the family attempted to captivate the Negro, who, happily proved an over-match for him, threw him on the ground, and, in the struggle, the mother of the children drew an ax from a corner of the cottage, and cut his head off, while her little daughter shut the door.
And now, gentlemen, seein' as we've met so happily, I think I'll stand up to a small matter of a treat in this here parlor.
Near Guttanen the HABOOLONG happily ceased, and we had time to walk ourselves tolerably dry before arriving at Reichenback, WO we enjoyed a good DINE' at the Hotel des Alps.
Amy chatted happily along, as they walked, for her heart was singing, but Tom's tongue had lost its function.
She braided her hair in the two accustomed pig- tails, took off her best shoes (which had happily escaped notice), with all the while a fixed resolve growing in her mind, that of leaving the brick house and going back to the farm.
Every friend of Miss Taylor must be glad to have her so happily married.
Happily, the architect had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones.
But, all the same, the reader will admit that it must be lonely for me, and not another sister left to take pity on me, all somewhere happily settled down in the Fortunate Isles.
It will readily occur to the antiquary, that these verses are intended to imitate the antique poetry of the Scalds the minstrels of the old Scandinavians the race, as the Laureate so happily terms them,
All which, however happily tempered by the laws of that kingdom, have been sometimes violated by each of the three parties, and have more than once occasioned civil wars; the last whereof was happily put an end to by this prince's grand-father, in a general composition; and the militia, then settled with common consent, has been ever since kept in the strictest duty.
Come now to my castle with me, and let us live there happily together.