happy warrior

  1. a person who is undiscouraged by difficulties or opposition.

  2. (initial capital letter) a nickname of Alfred E. Smith.

Origin of happy warrior

First recorded in 1800–10

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How to use happy warrior in a sentence

  • The happy warrior of Wordsworth gives us probably a very true idea of the mediæval conception of the perfect knight.

  • He died the death of the happy warrior, fighting as our Anglo-Saxon forefathers fought, in the midst of his kinsmen and friends.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade | D. Augustus Dickert
  • The day had come when the Dictator was to dine with that 'happy warrior,' the Soldier of Fortune.

    The Dictator | Justin McCarthy
  • Mr. Molton was singing "The happy warrior," to celebrate the finish of the shearing.

  • The whole theory is most nobly summed up in the grand lines already noticed on the character of the happy warrior.

    Hours in a Library | Leslie Stephen