gladness

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gladness experiencing joy and pleasure
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Josiah Allen's wife, Hatye has done real well, and I am glad that I discovered it." "Josiah Allen's wife, Hatye has done real well, and I am glad that I discovered it."
O Mr. Bhaer, I am so glad to see you O Mr. Bhaer, I am so glad to see you

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor got though of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, "All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad."
    • n Gladness State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness.Gladness is rarely or never equivalent to mirth merriment gayety, and triumph, and it usually expresses less than delight. It sometimes expresses great joy. "They . . . did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.""The Jews had joy and gladness , a feast and a good day."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Harley Proctor found the name "Ivory" for his soap in the Bible. He was in church reading the line, "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad." The original name of the soap was P&G White Soap.
    • n gladness The state of being glad; a pleased or joyful condition of mind; cheerfulness; a feeling of joy and exhilaration, usually of a strong yet quiet and temperate character.
    • n gladness Synonyms Gladness, Joy, Pleasure, Delight, Triumph. Gladness is less often used of a weak feeling than glad; it generally stands for a feeling that is strong but tranquil, and showing itself chiefly iu the face. Hence it is often used poetically of certain aspects of nature. Joy is more vivid and demonstrative. This distinction between gladness and joy is abundantly illustrated in the Bible. Pleasure is the most general of these words, representing all degrees of feeling, and vicious or harmful indulgence as well as harmless enjoyment. In its primary sense it indicates a feeling less distinctively cheerful than gladness and less profound or demonstrative than joy, but with much of glow. Delight is a high degree of pleasure; formerly the word was much used for low pleasure (see quotation from Milton under delight), but it has been redeemed so that it is now rarely used for anything but an ecstatic pleasure or joy. Triumph is often used for joy over success, especially joy in victory. All these words may express malign feelings, as joy in the adversities of a rival, except gladness, which generally expresses a pure and worthy feeling. See animation, mirth, hilarity, happiness.
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Quotations

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!”
  • Saadi
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    “The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.”
  • John Milton
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    “How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.”
  • Henry Fielding
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    “Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. glædnes,

Usage

In literature:

I knows you by sight, and I'se right glad to find you hyar.
"The Cromptons" by Mary J. Holmes
My sisters are glad when you come, because it is a gladness of mine, ... they observe.
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
I should be glad to be of some service.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
And John was glad that this question had been raised and settled, so quickly, and so lovingly.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I am right glad that Cuthbert thinks first of his conscience and second of his father's wrath.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
He felt glad to find her alone in the room; he could not hide his feelings from her, but others need not know of his weakness.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
Do not burden your life with cares, but be glad, glad, glad in God, your Father.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
I shall be glad, very glad, to give you any help or direction that you like to ask for.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
I am glad I am going away to-morrow, and you'll be glad.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
She thought of her father and mother, and was glad that they were dead.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

I lost it on the sandy shore,
“O wife!” its latest murmurs fell,
“O wife, be glad, and fear no more
The letter L.”
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
"But it is true, my little lad,
And if to Him you pray,
He'll make your little heart feel glad,--
He'll turn you not away."
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
Away went Gilpin, and away
Went postboy at his heels,
The postboy’s horse right glad to miss
The lumbering of the wheels.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
"Therfor be glad," seid Litul Johne,
"And let this mournyng be,
And I shall be the munkes gyde,
With the myght of mylde Mary.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Oh, I 'll be gay o' the sunlight,
Glad of its glint an' grace,
If its beams will only show me
The smile on one sailor's face!
"Low Tide" by Clinton Scollard
Maiden, lovely, young and gay,
In the bloom of life's young May!
Sweet perfumes are in the air;
Songs of gladness ev'rywhere!
"To Miss Florence Wilson M'Namee" by David John Scott

In news:

Heat waive Robert Dozier, Mickell Gladness from training camp roster.
Check out the latest Mickell Gladness photos and pictures on ESPN.com.
The Miami Heat have waived center Mickell Gladness and forward Robert Dozier.
Heat's Gladness , Dozier out.
Fight the Big Bull All Is Gladness in the Kingdom Clean Feed.
Orange You Glad the NSDJA Convention is Coming to Town.
It's a glad day for The Glebe .
We're glad Goldman Sachs is back on board in lower Manhattan.
Not for this mom, who feels more glad than guilty not to be stuffing her 19-month-old into costumes, just yet.
We're also glad to hear that voting went on and votes were counted despite the additional problem of a shortage of available ballots and several precinct locations around the county.
I LOVE to fish and am so glad that I'm in NAFC.
They might have stumbled on Ohio coach, but Illini will be glad they found him.
Ron Paul Is Glad That Giuliani Is Tanking .
I was glad to be a part of that team of "strangers" who came together Sunday evening who helped rescue a tiny kitten about six to eight weeks old.
I'm so glad this little war is over.
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In science:

Indeed, he rose in ire to exclaim: I am glad that the referee system is working! He then stuck to a bad numerical question.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
Jim Propp bugs me sometimes. I’m usually glad when he does.
Goldbug Variations
Brink and I wrote to Scherk informing him of our results and inviting him to join our collaboration, which he gladly accepted.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
To conclude, we are glad to announce that Ashtekar’s connection variables have finally been applied in numerical simulations.
Will hyperbolic formulations help numerical relativity? - Experiments using Ashtekar's connection variables
KB is glad to acknowledge helpful discussions of the sub ject with Jean in’t Zand and John Heise.
Fast X-ray Transients and Their Connection to Gamma-Ray Bursts
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