And in Augie March: “I expect happiness and gladness have always been the same.”
Rosamund murmured of her gladness that he should be able to enjoy them.
And grant to her, O Giver of all good, Thy benediction, with gladness!
This has been such a sweet, happy wedding that we mustn't spoil its gladness.
Victorine loved the subject, and p. 140taught them what she could with joy and gladness.
But in her yearning, in her brooding thought, was none of the mother's rapturous folly and gladness.
Leif ran to him and put his arms about him with gladness at seeing him.
He could imagine the old gardener's gladness at his homecoming.
gladness grew in me upon the discovery of so delightful a scene.
But summer was already in Eva's heart; there was life's joy and gladness.
Old English glæd "bright, shining, joyous," from Proto-Germanic *glada- (cf. Old Norse glaðr "smooth, bright, glad," Danish glad "glad, joyful," Old Saxon gladmod "glad," Old Frisian gled "smooth," Dutch glad "slippery," German glatt "smooth"), from PIE *ghel- "to shine" (see glass). The modern sense is much weakened. Slang glad rags "one's best clothes" first recorded 1902.