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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEERINESS

But the captain did not show the cheeriness that follows a successful operation.

But he brought into the house with him a whiff of cheeriness and hope for which I could not but be grateful.

There was an infectious courage and cheeriness about Patricia's words.

There was, too, a breezy sort of cheeriness about the whole place.

But all the cheeriness had gone out of his face, which had grown almost pale.

Her strained expression gave the lie to the cheeriness of her words.

Some of this garniture had been removed, others softened into cheeriness and comfort.

"What's yours is mine, I thought," he observed, with a sorry affectation of cheeriness.

The cheeriness of his constant cry, Christo, Christo y Santiago!

A great deal of valour and cheeriness had to be sustained on ½ lb.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from cheer (n.) + -y (2). The colloquial alternative to cheerful. Related: Cheerily; cheeriness.

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