blithely

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv blithely in a joyous manner "they shouted happily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Blithely In a blithe manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blithely Kindly.
    • blithely Gladly; joyfully; gaily.
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Usage

In literature:

But the old fellow lifted his stick from his knee, and she stood there again as blithe and sportive as ever.
"Weird Tales from Northern Seas" by Jonas Lie
I have seen fields of tobacco under a hot sun that smelt as blithe as a room thick with blue Havana smoke.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
St. George responded as blithely to this name as to his own and did not correct it.
"Romance Island" by Zona Gale
She felt the hovering of passion, but it was no passion known to her own blithe nature.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then Layson came blithely up the trail.
"In Old Kentucky" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
Tears came to his eyes as he murmured the name of the girl who had sailed so blithely from New York with his love as her only haven.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
Horse and foot, they swung along as blithely as if the battle were only beginning.
"For The Admiral" by W.J. Marx
Then, if I win, I shall be blithe to lay ye what ye like.
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
When we came to the hilltop over which we had ridden so blithely an hour ago or less, we looked back, and at first saw nothing.
"King Alfred's Viking" by Charles W. Whistler
It is always a sign of weakness to give one side of a picture and blithely ignore the other.
"The Living Present" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

'At eventide, how blithe we'll meet,
And, while the fagots blaze,
Recount the trifles of the time,
And dream of better days;
"A Tale" by John Logan
Soft sang the burn’s blithe notes, that gather
Strength to ring true:
And air and trees and sun and heather
Remembered you.
"Adieux à Marie Stuart" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Long since it fired with love and wonder
Mine, for whose April age
Blithe midsummer made banquet under
The shade of Hermitage.
"Adieux à Marie Stuart" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
This priest he merry is and blithe
Three quarters of the year,
But oh! it cuts him like a scythe
When tithing time draws near.
"The Yearly Distress; Or, Tithing-Time At Stock In Essex" by William Cowper
All unknown to fame or glory,
Easy, blith and debonair,
Crown'd with flowers, her careless tresses
Loosely floating on the air.
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
The clouds go racing eastward,
The blithe wind cannot rest,
And a shard on the shingle flashes
Like the shining soul of a jest;
"The Sands Are Alive With Sunshine" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

Blithe spirit Players revisit the classic "You Can't Take it With You" in hammy, ditzy style.
Edison students conjure up smart, witty ' Blithe Spirit'.
" Blithe Spirit" will run Nov 8-11 & 14-17 at 8 pm with matinée performances on Sunday and Wednesday at 2 pm at the Edison State College Black Box (L119-B).
Soulstice Theatre brings ' Blithe Spirit' to life.
Blithe Spirit' opens in Lake Wildwood.
Arien and Joey Wainscott of Frankfort announce the birth of their son, Callan Blithe Wainscott, on Feb 11, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.
Blithe Spirit May 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 8.00pm and May 20 at 2.30pm at the Mansfield Playhouse.
Blithe spirits come in all sizes: this one was about 5 feet 6, skinny, with a smile that asserts itself in Cathy Bruneau's snapshots.
Celebrating A Spirit Most Blithe .
Blithe Spirit As Life Force.
Sweet Cherry, Blithe : Flaccid Script Can't Find the Cinematic G-Spot.
Blithely Bias The scoop on the Spin Sisters.
The government walked blithely past the increasing threat of an Amazon e-book monopoly and went after the stakeholders who were trying to keep it from taking root.
New Jersey Devils skate blithely through red ink.
Swift Creek's production of "Blithe Spirit" perfectly captures Noël Coward's dry, sophisticated tone.
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In science:

D subspace, blithely unaware of the extra dimension.
Dynamical Implications of Adjustments to Proper Time Caused by Higher Dimensions: A Note
Armed with these ordering relationships it is possible to show that what I’ve blithely called “The infinite Archimedean classes” are in fact both infinite and Archimedean.
Banishing divergence Part 1: Infinite numbers as the limit of sequences of real numbers
Fortunately, since this is a phenomenological review we can blithely ignore the above considerations and simply classify and constrain all possible operators at each mass dimension.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
The only complication we have blithely skipped over is the action of the charge conjugation matrix on the chiral “mass” term M (p)P R + M † (p)P L in the propagator.
Kaplan-Narayanan-Neuberger lattice fermions pass a perturbative test
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