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adj. sun·ni·er, sun·ni·est
1. Exposed to or abounding in sunshine: a sunny room.
2. Cheerful; genial: a sunny smile.

sun′ni·ly adv.
sun′ni·ness n.
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Adv.1.sunnily - in a cheerful manner; "`I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly"


advheiter; smile alsosonnig
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At first she seemed overcome with amazement; then tears flowed from her wondering eyes; and then she smiled sunnily through them, and one of her arms slid tenderly about the broker's neck.
She greets them sunnily, and just like that, like the flown-away raven, the atmosphere at their table too changes.
There's also an effort to inject more humor into the discussions, with the resident doctors and their guests sunnily seeing the brighter side of some patients' woes.
agrees the disarmingly personable baritone, looking Hollywood handsome and relaxed in T-shirt and jeans as we sit sunnily al fresco at a Miami bookshop/cafe.
James prepares us for this powerful scene of intertwined memory and imagination in a characteristic fashion: he puts us into the scene of Paris, the Tuilleries, the Luxembourg Gardens, "all sunnily 'composed' together" (James 56), as though into a painting: "It was as if the wonderful Paris spring had stayed with him as he roamed.
Less sunnily, the Voting Rights Act has made little headway toward
It rather sunnily described the plan as "another example of our commitment to spending health care dollars more wisely" that "demonstrates CMS' dedication to collaborating with private payors to improve the delivery system.
Then the false dawns that have promised so much with past appointments may just, you never know, finally give way to a sunnily entertaining and successful future.
He smiled at me sunnily and said, "Roxana, there comes a time in a young man's life when he wants to go to war.
That Goldsmith is able to look past FOIA's serious limitations and still sunnily praise the statute as "a more salient and powerful accountability tool" (49) that will permit future Jaffers to get at secret government documents or as a meaningful and durable weapon to exact national security secrets from the executive branch suggests Goldsmith maintains a far lower threshold than current and future Jaffers in evaluating government accountability.
In the Luxembourg Gardens he pulled up; here at last he found his nook, and here, on a penny chair from which terraces, alleys, vistas, fountains, little trees in green tubs, little women in white caps and shrill little girls at play all sunnily 'composed' together, he passed an hour in which the cup of his impressions seemed truly to overflow.
After beginning apparently sunnily with two teenage boys horsing around in a field, Marcel Odenbach's Im Kreises drehen (Turning Circles), 2009, quite quickly changes mood.