- v. present participle of gladden.
“Plus, as David Clines informs us in his book On the Way to the Postmodern: Old Testament Essays, 1967-1998, the Old Testament is riddled with the same association as the surrounding 'pagan' religions where "wine is referred to as gladdening the heart".”
“The exception would have been as maddening as it was gladdening.”
“His path, it is true, was choked with difficulties, but his body and soul were hardened to meet them; it was beset with dangers, but these were the very spice of his life, gladdening his heart with exulting self-confidence, and sending the blood through his veins with a livelier current.”
“A more substantial problem is the show's nearly three-hour length; Johnson may need to trim some of his funny, soul-gladdening lines before "Sanctified" truly earns a theatrical halo.”
“Meanwhile, more zestfully to greet December, here are a few gladdening also‑rans to note for your Christmas wishlist:The trickle of books to mark next summer in east London will soon become a flood but so far easily the most vivid and exuberant is Martin Polley's The British Olympics 1612‑2012 £17.99, latest impeccable and glistening little gem from Simon Inglis's occasional and lustrous English Heritage series.”
“On the other hand, the Orbit paperback cover has that eye-gladdening ‘Thames Hospicecare 50p’ sticker.”
“It was with some trepidation that I opened her gladdening reply, which read: Dear brother, thank you for helping me to think.”
“He said it is gladdening that Nigeria has included use of HIB vaccine in its multi-year programme for child health.”
“Hi Carol, thanks, it is revving up once again and it is so gladdening.”
“This was gladdening news to Enrique, because his geographic calculations about their good-byes would now come to fruition.”
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