• WordNet 3.6
    • n blitheness a feeling of spontaneous good spirits "his cheerfulness made everyone feel better"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blitheness The state of being blithe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blitheness The state of being blithe; gaiety; sprightliness.
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In literature:

With these blithe friends our voyage we renewed At early dawn.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. III" by William Wordsworth
Like to the silver moon in frosty night, The damsel did come on so blithe and bright.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXII." by Various
His blithe humour ought surely to have been an example to Nellie!
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
Ten minutes later there came the sound of blithe whistling from Jock's room.
"Personality Plus" by Edna Ferber
Thorfinn was blithe to see that sword, for it was an heirloom of his house, and had never yet gone out of his kin.
"The Story of Grettir The Strong" by Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
One quotes these tales blithely and with pleased finality.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
If there had been no rupture, he would be as blithe as a lark at this moment, and might outlive you and M. le President and me.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
Bob experienced a glow of gratitude to the blithe Tommy Gould.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Only the welcome of my faithful friends, Gerhard Rohlfs and his pretty, fair-haired wife, was blithe and gay.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various
But man, the shameless destroyer of Nature's gifts, blithely and persistently exterminates one species after another.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday

In poetry:

He is the saw, the spade, the scythe,
He rings the dinner bell;
Chuckles of laughter, small and blithe,
Of self-laudations tell.
"Starling" by Katharine Tynan
She never rose so blithe and brave,
But she sunk in the deep anon;
She never sunk so far in the wave,
But she rose again as soon.
"The Gale" by Caroline Fry
She was nineteen, and blithe as May,
And I was twenty-one;
Both pleas'd while time pass'd smooth away.
But now the loves are gone.
"Mutation" by William Hutton
In the hour when the dew drops pearly,
Shone on every tufted bough.
Young Lucillius rising early,
Blithely turned the shining plow.
"The Rose" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
“O thou brave skipper, blithe and kind,
O mariners, bold and true,
Sorry at heart, right sorry am I,
A-thinking of yours and you.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
It is upon this happy day
That Christians shou'd be blithe and gay,
And ev'ry hour thereof employ
To manifest their well-tim'd joy.
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Lake Wildwood Theatre announces the opening of " Blithe Spirit" today (Nov. 1) at the Cedar Room in the LWW Clubhouse.
Noel Coward's ' Blithe Spirit' opens tonight at Steel River.
Civic Players' ' Blithe Spirit' among theater openings.
" Blithe Spirit" is one of three plays opening this weekend.
' Blithe Spirit' production blends sophistication, eccentricity.
' Blithe Spirit' By Noel Coward, directed by Jeremy Woloski.
Lake Wildwood Theatre announces the opening of "Blithe Spirit" today (Nov. 1) at the Cedar Room in the LWW Clubhouse.
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.
Noel Coward 's 'A Blithe Spirit' beckons.
Hilarious mishaps and mayhem ensue in Noel Coward 's "Blithe Spirit," kicking off the 2012-13 Sandy Actors Theatre season Sept 14.
Noel Coward 's comedy "Blithe Spirit" a fun, enjoyable show at Schenectady Civic Players.
"Blithe Spirit," one of Sir Noel Coward 's enduring comedy classics opens at the Steel River Playhouse tonight.
But if Noel Coward 's Blithe Spirit has one foot, or maybe just a toe, dipped in realism, the comedy is also flying high in fantasy.
Witty words and high fashion haunt spellbinding 'Blithe Spirit'.
'Blithe Spirit' review: Hilarious haunting.

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