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Smiling, as with happiness or optimism.

beam′ish·ly adv.
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smiling; radiant
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(ˈbi mɪʃ)

bright, cheerful, and optimistic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beamish - smiling with happiness or optimismbeamish - smiling with happiness or optimism; "Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll; "a room of smiling faces"; "a round red twinkly Santa Claus"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
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References in classic literature ?
" 'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day, If your Snark be a Boojum!
VISITORS to Beamish Museum today can enjoy a day of steam-filled fun with the return of one of their most popular events.
VISIT Beamish, The Living Museum of the North during the Easter break for a cracking day out.
A PLACE many people like to visit over the festive season is Beamish.
A grand procession signalled Christmas' arrival to Beamish on Saturday featuring everything from steam and sleighs to huskies, horses, period vehicles and marching bands.
DOCTOR BEAMISH There once was a doctor named Beamish, Who was rather aloof and stand-offish.
THE historic Beamish and Crawford Brewery finally shut its doors yesterday - after 400 years of beermaking on the site.
LOOK OUT Guinness - your three century old rival Beamish is following you over to the Big Apple.
We tried to add nuance to this analysis by first comparing two pleasure sites that reached "maturity" in the early 20th century (Blackpool and Coney Island) and how they "declined." Then we explored two pleasure sites from the second half of the century: one, an obvious choice that we believed needs fresh interpretation, Disneyland and the second, a living museum at Beamish in County Durham (northeast England).
Philip Beamish, 24, punched his victim Raymond Faulkner so hard on the face it shattered both his cheekbones.