One happy consequence of Amanpour's hiring is that it breaks one of the last remaining glass ceilings in television news.
What works at home spills over into school, too, happy parents report, calling it “life changing.”
Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Branson (Allen Leech) got married and were happy.
Despite the problems, however, she was happy to be back and thought things were going better.
Julien Benneteau, Kei Nishikori, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Federico Delbonis, Daniel Brands, and Tommy Robredo are happy, too.
happy to meet you again, Mr. Carew; I trust you don't forget me.'
I do not think I could be happy,” said Hester, “to be tied down to an employment I did not like.
It was a happy thing I arrived yesterday for there was no more tea.
It is a happy thing that she is philosophical in her circumstances, poor thing!
This, with the bread, of which we were on this trip the happy possessors, constituted our meals.
late 14c., "lucky, favored by fortune, prosperous;" of events, "turning out well," from hap (n.) "chance, fortune" + -y (2). Sense of "very glad" first recorded late 14c. Ousted Old English eadig (from ead "wealth, riches") and gesælig, which has become silly. Meaning "greatly pleased and content" is from 1520s. Old English bliðe "happy" survives as blithe. From Greek to Irish, a great majority of the European words for "happy" at first meant "lucky." An exception is Welsh, where the word used first meant "wise."
Used in World War II and after as a suffix (e.g. bomb-happy, flak-happy) expressing "dazed or frazzled from stress." Happy medium is from 1778. Happy ending in the literary sense recorded from 1756. Happy as a clam (1630s) was originally happy as a clam in the mud at high tide, when it can't be dug up and eaten. Happy hunting ground, the reputed Indian paradise, is attested from 1840, American English. Related: Happier; happiest.
Drunk, esp slightly so; tiddly (1893+)