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It seemed to them as if their felicity in seeing each other could never be exhausted.

Would to Heaven I may thus atone for the past, and secure your future felicity!

It is not in the power of events to undermine the felicity of the virtuous.

Every thing around him contributed to his felicity,—for alas!

He stood by the chair vacated by Felicity, and kept beating his hat on the back of it.

It was a felicity of which he was the first to acknowledge his utter unworthiness.

There is a substantial amount of felicity in the majority of men.

I am near the end of a felicity which was too great to last!

There was, however, one serious drawback to the poet's felicity.

Our conception of disaster outrides by far our conception of felicity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French felicite (14c.) "happiness," from Latin felicitatem (nominative felicitas) "happiness, fertility," from felix (genitive felicis) "happy, fortunate, fruitful, fertile," from Latin root *fe-, equivalent of PIE *dhe(i)- "to suck, suckle, produce, yield" (see fecund).

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