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  • Epictetus There Making Good Cheer--2-30-208
    Epictetus There Making Good Cheer--2-30-208
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cheerfulness the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
    • n cheerfulness a feeling of spontaneous good spirits "his cheerfulness made everyone feel better"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

On the Crowd Cheered On the Crowd Cheered
Cheerful Beginner Cheerful Beginner

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At Will's first competition he competes with the sword, and after his first victory Jeff gives a little speech which recieves no response until one of Will's friends cheers. this was a mistake none of the extras spoke english and so missed their cue to start cheering, and needed a reminder from one of the lead actors. This scene was going to be shot but the director decided this was better than what they had planned.
    • n Cheerfulness Good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety; alacrity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cheerfulness The state or quality of being cheerful. A state of moderate joy or gaiety.
    • n cheerfulness Alacrity; readiness; geniality.
    • n cheerfulness Synonyms Mirth, Cheerfulness, etc. See mirth.
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  • Norman Douglas
    “A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.”


In literature:

Conscious of her weakness, she diligently used all those aids, so fitted to sustain and cheer.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
Cheer on cheer rose and fell with throbbing passion.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Then cheer upon cheer convulsed the house.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
The tricolor was flying in the fresh breeze, and there was a big crowd outside cheering itself hoarse.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
There was no lack of cheerfulness and of hope at that period.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
When the crowd cheered, he leaped to his feet, swung his little cap into the air and shouted with all his might.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The merry audience cheered wildly.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Cheer after cheer rang out as the choir arose to sing America.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
They received her with enthusiastic cheers, and heartily wished her a safe journey.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
He had left the people cheering; they were cheering still.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The very birds seemed as though they congratulated him, and cheered him onward.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
We passed the Terrace where cheer after cheer went up from the black line of spectators crowded against the railing.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Amid a flutter of flags and the cheers of onlookers, the 'ocean policeman,' H.M.S.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
It might cheer him up a little.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
All were cheerful and gay, for before them was danger, excitement, battle, and Spanish gold.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
Jaime Moro went on winning, and he was cheerful and talkative, making tedious remarks at every turn of the game.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Soon he returned in a more than usually cheerful spirit.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
A rousing cheer went up as he stepped on the deck, one mangled hand hanging limp at his side.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
At every corner there were cheers uttered for Davis, and groans for Lincoln.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
He was tolerably cheerful.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

Oh! the bells above the harbour
Will sound me solemn cheers!
An exile home-returning
From his wayfare of long years.
"The Quiet Home" by Ernest Jones
To see thee suffer in the bloom of life,
Thou whom I watched and cheered to
See thee perish thus—O God—.
"Ajax' Death (A DRAMA)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I knew no woman and no house
And night was just ahead;
Yet I went cheerful down the hill
Rested and warmed and fed.
"The Bachelor" by John Crowe Ransom
We will try and do our duty,
To friends and parents dear,
We will try and do our duty,
Their loving hearts to cheer.
"Children's Reply" by Julia A Moore
The fritil' butterfly, the bee,
Whose early labours cheer,
And point the happy industry
That marks the opening year.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
No cold exemption from her pain
I ever wish to know;
Cheer'd with her transport, I sustain
Without complaint her woe.
"To Sensibility" by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

There was a lot of cheering inside of the Don Haskins Center Saturday afternoon.
Both teams competed at Comstock Park on Saturday for the CCCAM (Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan) Scholarship Invitational.
Give Romney credit for conceding the election cheerfully.
As word spread around the world that Osama bin Laden had been killed, crowds gathered in New York and Washington, chanting and cheering, waving American flags.
And sure enough, midway through a cool, sunny morning in the foothills, a seated older woman raises and lowers her arms in the convent 's solarium while a volunteer cheerfully issues instructions.
Copy editors might be the only people who can discuss, cheerfully and seriously and on their own time, when to hyphenate a compound adjective.
Jennifer Crandall and Rudnell Potter (Jose N. It was Labor Day weekend 2008, and Jen, who works in Mayor Nutter's press office, was in Washington to cheer up a friend she'd known since New Hope-Solebury High School.
And Lily West as Patty, the overly cheerful cheerleader.
The do's and don't's of cheering on Crim runners.
Texas lawmakers cheer EPA official's departure over ' crucify ' comment (updated).
New Orleans Saints fans cheer during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 27, 2009 at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Girls glammed with sparkles, ribbon and tarlatan tutus leaped across the stage in unison, strutting past one another to cheers in the audience.
'American Idol' Recap: Few Cheers, Lots of Tears and One Fainting Spell as Group Day Takes Its Toll.
Men never do evil so completely and so cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Courtesy of Wendy O'SullivanFans cheer early in the state championship bowl game played by the Golden Eagles,in Carson.

In science:

Cheerfully acknowledged, as well as a lot of support to discuss other ideas.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
DCH thanks CAMK for its cheerful hospitality during a visit when this research was begun, and MG similarly thanks Edinburgh for its hospitality during a visit, supported under grant 2 PO3D 024 19 of the Polish National Committee for Scientific Research, when it was largely completed.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
A girl from the home team is running by. Dan doesn’t remember her name, but his Memex reminds him in time for Dan to yell, “Go Sarah”. Her split times are looking good for the course; she ran the first two miles in less time than she has in the past. He cheers more enthusiastically.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
You find a vector that is 10 percent better than what we had initial ly,” she says cheerful ly. “Good job!” The next day, you get a ten-percent raise.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
This was later improved by Cheer and Goldston to κ∗ ≥ 0.6727 under the same condition.
On simple zeros of the Riemann zeta-function
Entertain the conjecture of a time, long long ago, when there lived a quantum baby of cheerful semblance and sweet ma jesty.
Bringing Up a Quantum Baby
Maybe one day someone cheers that they can be used in economics.
Measuring the Entropy and Testing the Second Law of Thermodynamics
We shall miss his cheerfulness, unfailing good sense, and scientific industry.
The Cluster of Galaxies Surrounding Cygnus A II: New Velocities and a Dynamical Model
Having indexed five papers that describe phenomena for which orientation is paramount and five for which it is not, we cheerfully call attention to Ogle et al. (2006) who say some of them are and some of them aren’t, in the sense that 45% of narrow-lined radio galaxies are misaligned quasars and the other 55% are not.
Astrophysics in 2006
Another ep collider proposal, to use the Tevatron accelerator, was put forward by a Canadian group (CHEER) .
Collider Physics at HERA
One cheer for null hypothesis significance testing.
Caveats for using statistical significance tests in research assessments
His work to rigorously understand physics is very welcome, as is his cheerful willingness to carry out thankless lab chores such as being the safety officer.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen