gladdened


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glad·den

 (glăd′n)
v. glad·dened, glad·den·ing, glad·dens
v.tr.
To make glad: The good news gladdened our hearts. See Synonyms at please.
v.intr. Archaic
To be glad.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gladdened - made joyful; "the sun and the wind on his back made him feel exhilarated--happy to be alive"
elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited"
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It was a pleasant thing to behold that fair and golden-haired child in the lap of the old man, and to think that, different as they were, the hearts of both could be gladdened with the same joys.
Whilst I was sad- dened by the thought of losing the aid of my kind mistress, I was gladdened by the invaluable instruc- tion which, by the merest accident, I had gained from my master.
Discerning that Clifford was not gladdened by her efforts, Hepzibah searched about the house for the means of more exhilarating pastime.
Her dress was not uncomfortable anywhere; her lace berthe did not droop anywhere; her rosettes were not crushed nor torn off; her pink slippers with high, hollowed-out heels did not pinch, but gladdened her feet; and the thick rolls of fair chignon kept up on her head as if they were her own hair.
Juno of the golden throne looked down as she stood upon a peak of Olympus and her heart was gladdened at the sight of him who was at once her brother and her brother-in-law, hurrying hither and thither amid the fighting.
Gay and merry was the time; and right gay and merry were at least four of the numerous hearts that were gladdened by its coming.
It was a beautiful sunset, and a sight of the glowing rays, mantling the tree-tops and rustling branches, gladdened every heart.
At length, on the 24th of October, they were gladdened by the sight of some savage tents, and hastened to land and visit them, for they were anxious to procure information to guide them on their route.