• Pinocchio Starts Off Happily for School
    Pinocchio Starts Off Happily for School
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv happily in an unexpectedly lucky way "happily he was not injured"
    • adv happily in a joyous manner "they shouted happily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Happily By chance; peradventure; haply.
    • Happily By good fortune; fortunately; luckily. "Preferred by conquest, happily o'erthrown."
    • Happily In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.
    • Happily With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to insure success; with success. "Formed by thy converse, happily to steer
      From grave to gay, from lively to severe."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • happily By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.
    • happily In a happy or pleasing way or state; in pleasant or fortunate circumstances; with happiness or joy.
    • happily With address, skill, dexterity, or aptness; dexterously; felicitously; aptly; gracefully.
    • happily By chance; peradventure; haply.
    • happily Synonyms Haply, Happily. Haply, now rarely used in prose, means by chance; happily, by a happy chance.
    • happily Prosperously, successfully, contentedly.
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  • R. Palmer
    R. Palmer
    “It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.”
  • Jerry Mccant
    Jerry Mccant
    “You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Happy


In literature:

The poor French happily found means of following them.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
She slept peacefully and happily with the red, pulsing planet over the hemlock shining faithfully upon her.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
At last it was happily effected, and the door was cautiously opened.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
They go on happily believing them 'perhaps a little excitable, but on the whole, perfectly straight and honest.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Happily, neither of the speakers had forgotten to smother his voice, even in the most passionate outbreaks.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Why cannot we both live happily together like two sisters?
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
Max Elliot looked happily evasive.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
His wife and daughter are, happily, uninjured.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
So the poor little cinder-maid married the Prince, and in time they came to be King and Queen, and lived happily ever after.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
The wicked king was to die, and the wicked mother; and Hamlet and Ophelia were to make a match of it, and live happily ever after.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude

In poetry:

He reads a chapter of the Book
Of Books, to comfort his old wife,
Happily in this far Scotch nook,
Faith still trims the lamp of life.
"An Autumn Evening" by William Bell Scott
He leapt, but he fail'd of his prey;
For the peasant was happily higher:
Beneath him, indignant, he lay,
And watch'd him with vigilant ire.
"The Lion" by William Hayley
The birds but repeat without ending
The same old traditional notes,
Which some, by more happily blending,
Seem to make over new in their throats;
"Franciscus De Verulamio Sic Cogitavit" by James Russell Lowell
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily
"In Memory Of My Mother" by Patrick Kavanagh
CYPRIAN. Lose, my friend, the dread alarms,
And the cruel memory
Of thy peril happily past;
Since we learn or late or soon,
That beneath the inconstant moon
Human bliss doth never last.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"Take the world!" Zeus exclaimed from his throne in the skies
To the children of man—"take the world I now give;
It shall ever remain as your heirloom and prize,
So divide it as brothers, and happily live."
"The Division Of The Earth" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

They're Living Happily Ever After in the Italian Countryside.
SAN FRANCISCO — If trust is the foundation for any lasting relationship, perhaps Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree really could have a happily ever after.
Who's a sick little (and happily literary) monkey, then.
Every now and then, you'll hear a story about a couple who met at an early age, couldn't make it work for one reason or another, then reunited years or even decades later and got their long-delayed happily ever after.
Romantic couplings in music – Sonny & Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Sonic Youth – seldom reach happily ever after.
And now, with places like Amazon and Living Social vying for her online coupon attention, we are happily buying $30 worth of food for $15 at various restaurants.
Dee Bridgewater's smile says it all: JazzSet is happily celebrating 20 years of performances every week on NPR.
I can happily report all is well, and the baby is still due in about five weeks.
Most homeowners would happily skip the passive-aggressive exchanges with their fellow neighbors that would likely follow turning a house's exterior into a giant billboard.
A few years ago, I was in an accident that totaled the car — but, happily, not me.
If trust is the foundation for any lasting relationship, perhaps Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree really could have a happily ever after.
Green Spaces is New York City's sustainable coworking space for startup people, entrepreneurs , and others who like to work happily while improving the world.
There was a lot of change for this Pontiac kid in the summer of 2011 – and, happily, it all wound up being incredibly positive.
I love my photographer Scott Weiner and during our time as friends and co-workers he and I have covered some, well, honestly happily tasteless stuff.
My girls are playing happily.

In science:

Although to fully describe the CMB anisotropies requires their spatial power spectra (which happily are not white), a useful order-of-magnitude number is that the rms of the CMB sky when convolved to 10◦ scales is approximately 30 µK, and approximately 70 µK for 0.7◦ scales (the first acoustic peak).
The Cosmic Microwave Background for Pedestrians: A Review for Particle and Nuclear Physicists
Like most statisticians, I have spent my professional life happily testing hypotheses against theoretical null distributions.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
The gravitational acceleration clearly does not vanish – it points toward the center. A particle inside a spherical shell is therefore attracted toward the center to restore spherical symmetry, where the acceleration happily does vanish.
Birkhoff's theorem fails to save MOND from non-local physics
Happily, it produces all the same results as those described here (and does so in under a minute on a MacBook Pro).
Subfactors of index less than 5, part 1: the principal graph odometer
Happily, such complexity is unnecessary in the present case.
The narrow, inner CO ring around the magnetic Herbig Ae star, HD 101412