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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv cheerily in a cheerful manner "`I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Cheerily In a cheery manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cheerily In a cheery manner; with cheerfulness; with good spirits; heartily: as, to set to work cheerily.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.”


In literature:

They whistled cheerily at their work, and the yellow shavings flew far and wide.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
And whistling cheerily, he set his feet toward the south and the Moonstone Trail.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
He came in cheerily, his hearty voice ringing with health and good-will.
"The Moccasin Ranch" by Hamlin Garland
Just as the flames shot up, the dog barked cheerily, and the lad turned to welcome him.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
Then Jack sprang to his feet "Come on," he cried cheerily.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
His father, busy at work, greeted him cheerily, but had no dime for powder and shot.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
Farrell, the attorney, grinned cheerily.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
The burden of the conversation rested chiefly with her aged husband, who sustained it simply and cheerily.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
Though the men never pretended to like this work it was carried out cheerily enough.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
He tramped along cheerily enough through the silent solitudes of the dense forest.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Greeting all cheerily he inquired for the boss.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The sun was regnant, and little brown birds flew cheerily over the snow and talked of nests.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
The gaily coloured flags waved merrily in the air, the trumpets and clarions sounded cheerily.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
The white bear saw no living thing save a few fur-clad animals and a little gray robin chirping cheerily as it picked away at an old bone.
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
The step-mother noticed that the youth's face had grown fuller, that he was in good spirits, and did all his work cheerily.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
The dame greeted her cheerily, and set before her a simple breakfast that tasted most delicious.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
She was whistling cheerily.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
The ships sail by cheerily, there is a touching beauty about the landscape before her, all nature seems glad.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
Had this been the case he would not have called quite so cheerily as he did.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
We sang away cheerily as we got saroon after saroon of indigo up on deck.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

But the little creek Coonana,
It lilteth cheerily
Where the giant Knocknatubber
Glooms on the glooming sea.
"The Little Creek Coonana" by Clinton Scollard
Gaily I cried, "Here may we rest our fill!"
Then choicest wines we quaffed; and cheerily
"The Wind among the Pines" we sang, until
A few faint stars hung in the Galaxy.
"Down from the Mountain" by Li Po
What a silly bobolink,
Down in the meadow grasses!
What can the noisy fellow think,
When, to everyone who passes,
He calls out cheerily,
"Here, here is my nest! See! see!"
"Foolish Bobolink" by Clara Doty Bates
And it chanced as we were drifting on
Amid the great South Sea,
An English vessel passed us by
That was sailing cheerily;
Unheard by me, that vessel hailed
And asked what we might be.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
He who has longed for twenty years
Over the lofty mountains,
He who knows that he never nears,
Smaller feels with the lapsing years,
Heeds what the bird is singing
Cheerily to its swinging.
"Over The Lofty Mountains" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
She put her finger burning eerily to my lips--I heard them lock.
Led me then a marsh-way, cheerily--
Tho the quick ooze spurted drearily
Thro root-rotten curd and rock.
Things like water-ghouls
Slid slimily in pools.
"Written In Hell" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

I'll try to take life cheerily, and do nothing that shall make your dear face a reproach, when it looks into my own again.
"It has kind of a Mafia feel," Len Sherman said cheerily as he took off his sunglasses and settled into a quiet booth.
I asked cheerily when Father Benedict Groeschel came on the phone.

In science:

Albert Yu’s cheerily optimistic “there is no problem which cannot be solved” has been my rallying cry more than once.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen