cheerful spirits; courage: to be of good cheer.
feasting and merrymaking: to make good cheer.
good food and drink: to be fond of good cheer.
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How to use good cheer in a sentence
Into the last decade-plus of his life, when he required a wheelchair, he was full of wisdom, wit, and good cheer.
It’s entirely possible to love and dread the holidays at the same time—especially in 2021, which promises awkward conversations along with glad tidings and good cheer.How to Talk to Your Family About COVID-19 Before the Holidays | Tara Law | November 23, 2021 | Time
By moving the holiday to August 25, it could also serve as an “end of the season” celebration, a fine time for exchanging presents and wishing good cheer to friends new and old.The surprising past, unlikely present, and uncertain future of Christmas in July | Emily VanDerWerff | July 23, 2021 | Vox
We would be honored to welcome him back to Rome and look forward to his good cheer lighting up our hotel.
I cannot bear any season give over to organized official good cheer, and too many people, plans, parties.Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight | Leonard Bernstein, Martha Gellhorn | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Twenty-five years later, one can presume that the former Smiths frontman is experiencing a rare moment of good cheer.
She bubbles with energy and good cheer as if she were also living for her best friend Ram and the other four on that list.Another Massacre’s Gun Law Lesson, From Stockton, Calif., Survivors | Michael Daly | December 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was presented with a special Alfalfa medallion for a lifetime of civility, good cheer, and good fellowship.
On their way out, they seemed game for good cheer, smiling and posing for pictures with customers.
The king heartily pledged him, thanked him for his good cheer, and departed undiscovered.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Well, youth; be of good cheer—He, who has little, has little to lose; and a soldier's pocket is seldom much lighter for emptying.The Battle of Hexham; | George Colman
He carried me to an ordinary by the Old Exchange, where we come a little too late, but we had very good cheer for our 18d.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
Thorstein was the yeoman who dwelt there & he gave them shelter and good cheer for the night, and there they slept in good beds.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
Oh no, you can see that she is without a care in the world; she is like Miss Fullerton, always full of good cheer and kindness.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird