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Cheerfulness

blood
humor effecting temperament of sanguineness. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
coreopsis
symbol of cheerfulness because of its bright yellow flowers. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 371]
crocus
symbol of cheerfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 383]
L’Allegro
pastoral idyll; title means the cheerful or merry one. [Br. Lit.: “L’Allegro” in Benét, 24–25]
Pollyanna
the “glad child,” extraordinarily optimistic. [Children’s Lit.: Pollyanna]
Raggedy Ann
good-natured despite misadventures; doll with perpetual smile. [Children’s Lit.: Raggedy Ann Stories]
Sabbath’s
(Sunday’s) child bonny and blithe, good and gay. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
Silver, Mattie
Zeena’s cousin-companion; brightens Frome’s gloomy house. [Am. Lit.: Ethan Frome]
Singin’ in the Rain
downpour doesn’t dampen singer’s spirits. [Pop. Music: Fordin, 355]
Tapley, Mark
Martin’s ever jovial companion. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
xeranthemum
symbolizes good-naturedness in adversity. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
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Long they stayed, and many a lesson little Eva learned: but when she begged them to go back, they still led her on, saying, "Our work is not yet done; shall we leave so many sad hearts when we may cheer them, so many dark homes that we may brighten?
And the proud tulip, raised on its pedestal, soon overlooked the assembled crowd of people, who clapped their hands, and made the old town of Haarlem re-echo with their tremendous cheers.
This made him rather low in his mind, and his cousins exerted themselves to cheer him up, especially one afternoon when a spasm of devotion seemed to seize them all.
434-437) So did they turn, with hearts at one, greatly cheer each the other's soul and spirit with many an embrace: their heart had relief from their griefs while each took and gave back joyousness.
Oh I dare say, Miss La Creevy,' returned Mrs Nickleby, with a petulance not unnatural in her unhappy circumstances, 'it's very easy to say cheer up, but if you had as many occasions to cheer up as I have had--and there,' said Mrs Nickleby, stopping short.
So now I hope you'll all listen to me" (loud cheers of "That we will"), "for I'm going to talk seriously.
He sometimes turned to clap this friend upon the back, or whisper in his ear a word of staunch encouragement, or cheer him with a smile; but his great care was to shield him from the pressure, and force a passage for him to the Golden Key.
No matter that it was utterly irreconcilable with the nature of things and course of events that the wretched honourable gentleman could possibly produce a Precedent for this--William Barnacle would nevertheless thank the honourable gentleman for that ironical cheer, and would close with him upon that issue, and would tell him to his teeth that there Was NO Precedent for this.
This dream made him run faster among his comrades, who were giving vent to hoarse and frantic cheers.
She returned the salute with three cheers and three guns.
Then, amid a mixture of groans and cheers, Professor Challenger's electric brougham slid from the curb, and I found myself walking under the silvery lights of Regent Street, full of thoughts of Gladys and of wonder as to my future.
Presently fifty of the mightiest nobles of the greatest courts of Mars marched down the broad Aisle of Hope bearing a splendid car upon their shoulders, and as the people saw who sat within, the cheers that had rung out for me paled into insignificance beside those which thundered through the vast edifice now, for she whom the nobles carried was Dejah Thoris, beloved Princess of Helium.