happiness

[ hap-ee-nis ]SEE DEFINITION OF happiness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAPPINESS

I would do anything in the world for his happiness, poor old chap.

There is world enough for all to seek their happiness in their own way.

Well, even if we were, we've no right to get our happiness out of her suffering.

You know, and yet you'll take your happiness at the poor child's expense.

Recommend him a day or two in the country, for the good of his health and our happiness.

How could it care for a fellow's happiness, or even for his leading a correct life!

While God's Will may be for our happiness, we can attain to neither the happiness nor the Will—as yet.

Perhaps that is a sign—I daresay it is—that I have not had much of what is not happiness.

That is why it is necessary to happiness that one should be tired.

He must suffer more, must lose more, must pay more with happiness for his folly.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "good fortune," from happy + -ness. Meaning "pleasant and contented mental state" is from 1590s. Phrase greatest happiness for the greatest number was in Hutcheson (1725).

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