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happy warrior

noun
1.
a person who is undiscouraged by difficulties or opposition.
2.
(initial capital letter) a nickname of Alfred E. Smith.
Origin of happy warrior
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
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  • This is the happy warrior: this is he: That every man in arms should wish to be.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • And again she said: "Yes, such men as he are--a sort of happy warrior."

    Dragon's blood Henry Milner Rideout
  • Wordsworth hit the mark when, in answer to the question "Who is the happy warrior?"

    Britain at Bay Spenser Wilkinson
  • The character of the happy warrior was in some measure her character.

    Elsie Inglis Eva Shaw McLaren
  • As the exhausted but happy warrior retraced his steps a high-pitched voice floated after him.

  • No other man can be quite like him to me; he remains my master of men, as is Lee my ideal of the happy warrior.

    Germany and the Germans Price Collier
  • The happy warrior of Wordsworth gives us probably a very true idea of the mediæval conception of the perfect knight.

  • And she wasn't by any means as convinced of the righteousness of her cause as a happy warrior should be.

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

    H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

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