better-natured love

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  • For, the people who were shovelling away on the housetops were jovial and full of glee; calling out to one another from the parapets, and now and then exchanging a facetious snowball – better-natured missile far than many a wordy jest – laughing heartily if it went right and not less heartily if it went wrong.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 3 The Second of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • I always thought you were GOOD, Hannele, so much better-natured than I am.

    The Captain's Doll

  • As the preacher finished, every man and woman there made a silent resolution to be better-natured and pay their debts and make life a little brighter for somebody.

    The Transformation of Job A Tale of the High Sierras

  • For, the people who were shovelling away on the housetops were jovial and full of glee; calling out to one another from the parapets, and now and then exchanging a facetious snowball -- better-natured missile far than many a wordy jest -- laughing heartily if it went right and not less heartily if it went wrong.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • Dexie felt grateful enough for anything that would cause Gussie to be a little better-natured than she had been during the last few weeks, and

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

  • The big white stars were beginning to twinkle before we were through, but the camp-fire was bright, and we all felt better-natured.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • The world grows wiser and better-natured every day, and the tender statistician has long since stayed the hand of the critic.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866

  • Coming in an hour later perhaps, Wallace, better-natured now, would call her again.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • For the people who were shovelling away on the housetops were jovial and full of glee, calling out to one another from the parapets, and now and then exchanging a facetious snowball -- better-natured missile far than many a wordy jest -- laughing heartily if it went right, and not less heartily if it went wrong.

    The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

  • She teased Neale about it unmercifully, and he showed himself to be better-natured and more patient, than Ruth had at first supposed him to be.

    The Corner House Girls at School

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