Definition of 'happy'
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This could be a wonderful new beginning for a happier life. The Sun (2016)Research supports the theory that crying makes us feel happier and healthier. The Sun (2016)Surveys of wellbeing also suggest that women typically are happier in their working lives than men. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There are less happy endings for others who pass through the camp. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He says he is happier than he was when we met previously. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Neither of them are in a happy place right now. The Sun (2016)It must be a happy coincidence. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But life hasn't always been this happy and carefree. The Sun (2016)There isn't a trade-off between being good at something and being happy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tomorrow night we should raise a glass and wish ourselves a happy and prosperous New Year. The Sun (2016)We already have most of the ingredients of a happy life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their happy smiling little faces fill both ends of the pipe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Would you expect other people to feel happy about your unhappiness? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It always makes me happy to hear that. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most arrivals will work for employers happy to use them for low wages. The Sun (2007)We are still happy and very satisfied with him. The Sun (2012)Two lonely souls brought together by happy coincidence? The Sun (2012)We are happy to say she has not. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is a happy place at the minute. The Sun (2014)They are more interested in being happy and doing something they value and love. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are so thankful both of us pulled through and had a happy ending. The Sun (2011)Instead focus your eyes on something else and just think about a happy memory. The Sun (2010)You find a way to keep the family happy. The Sun (2014)They are jealous of my new family and my happy life. The Sun (2010)Happy and nervous faces have passed through and thousands of pounds have been spent. The Sun (2011)He made me feel happy and alive. The Sun (2009)It has gained enthusiastic reviews from the critics and happy plaudits from satisfied diners. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Council workers deliver vital services and they are all the better when those staff are happy in their work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But they were always happiest together. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And this is no happy coincidence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Once his childhood was over, he was quite happy to say goodbye to them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Happy birthday and many more. The Sun (2007)Now I shall really be very happy to walk into the same room with you. Emma (1815)So a happy New Year all round! The Sun (2009)
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