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cheer up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cheer up become cheerful
    • v cheer up cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “Thus the sovereign voluntary path to cheerfulness, if cheerfulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.”
  • Philander Johnson
    Philander Johnson
    “Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!”
  • Michael Monahan
    Michael Monahan
    “In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

Usage

In literature:

The schoolhouse boat has won the toss, for it takes up the inside berth, amid the triumphant cheers of its partisans.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
I stepped in to cheer you up a little.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
Now, my love, you must really cheer up and try to look more like yourself.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I heard thou wast in trouble, and have come myself to ease thee; so cheer up, lad!
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
You should send her out, and try and cheer her up, poor lassie!
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
If I'd ha' knowed, it should ha' cost me hot water but I'd ha' been with her, to cheer up and stand by the poor soul.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
Osmond Orgreave was just convalescent after an attack of influenza, and in the opinion of Janet wanted cheering up.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Now he was up and about, cheerful and sunny, but a serious object lesson to the lion hunters bound for the lair of the lion.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
Cheer up, old lass; we'll soon get you there.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
I wouldn't mind a drop o' that now to cheer us up again.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
Why, the very remembrance of the way in which animals burrow has quite cheered me up.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
Cheer up, Ronald, I'm not so badly hurt as you fancy, boy.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cheer up: we shall do well yet.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cheer up now, you'll soon get round.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
The forlorn party began to cheer up.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
As I got better he told me to cheer up, as he felt sure I should live.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
Cheer up, lads, cheer up!
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
I was able even to cheer up Mary and Nancy.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
There, cheer up, sir!
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
Then he cheers up a minute.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
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In poetry:

And it's kind of cheerful thinking
Beside the dull tent fire,
About that great promotion
When He says "Come up higher."
"A Rainy Day in Camp" by Anonymous Americas
Cheer up, brother; angels hover
All around you in the strife,
With their golden pinions cover
O'er the path to endless life.
"Cheer Up" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Be near me in mine hours of need
To soothe, or cheer, or warn,
And down these slopes of sunset lead
As up the hills of morn!
"My Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Cheer up, brother; why thus slumber?
Battle manfully and brave;
There is yet an untold number
That in mercy Christ will save.
"Cheer Up" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Smiling on the sun that cheered us,
Rising lightly from the rain,
Never folding up your freshness
Save to give it forth again:
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
"Cheer up, my man," the sergeant said,
"I'se dae the maist I can
For you: ye've done the thing that's richt,
Like ony honest man."
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

East Side Show Room, Cheer Up's, Papi Tino's, Hotel Vegas, the Volstead, Gypsy Lounge, the Grackle, St Roch's Bar.
High school cheer-leading squad is made up of special needs students.
A modern mash-up: A his-and- hers house with color, cheer and charm.
Leaders of business and government attending the Madera County Economic Development Commission's annual economic summit luncheon Wednesday didn't hear much to cheer them up.
Kirstie Alley might need 'Cheers'- ing up.
A crew made up of members of Woodland High School's golf, cheer and girls' soccer teams helps clean up Thursday morning after the Independence Day celebration at Fort Vancouver.
Whether you laughing at a joke, cheering up a friend, or making fun of something, it can make you learn to laugh or laugh at yourself.
Cheers to local people and those across the Granite State who are stepping up to help those still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
I cannot understand why those who have given themselves up to God and His goodness are not always cheerful, for what possible happiness can be equal to that.
Things go wrong for Kenny Mayne and crew when they try to cheer up a sick little boy.
The CRAFT CLUB at NAZARETH INN, an apartment complex for senior citizens, is donating handmade puppets to Children's Hospital to cheer up young patients KAREN DUNLAP founded the club, which uses mostly donated materials for projects.
Pnms-frank-010709 Cheer up, things could be worse.
A coalition to stick up for each other no matter what team you cheer for.
The home team is up by one point as the clock ticks away and the crowd begins to cheer.
Sentiment from Elegant Cheer set) Stampin' Up.
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