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  • In this case, it is clear the government is scratching backs and gladding hands, and the environment is the merest of fig leaf.

    Writing off Burrard Thermal « Stephen Rees's blog

  • Of those shining scholar-soldiers of Microsoftus, their hearts filled with gladding ambition, their days with manly tests of strength, their goblets with wine-dark ... wine.

    Microsoft vs. Google:

  • It is the ability to do the many little acts of kindness, and to make the most of all the opportunities for gladding the lives of others, that constitute the finest accomplishment any girl can acquire.

    The Girl Wanted

  • Duke and those men are gladding their eyes with the sight of them just now!

    The Paradise Mystery

  • And God give you to know Christ, and send us a happy meeting in that His blessed habitation, unto the great gladding of your most loving and dutiful daughter, Margery Marnell.

    Mistress Margery

  • Voice [FN#418] bespeaks us, gladding us with 'plain.

    Arabian nights. English

  • O gladding heart, O sweet of union, Oh * Whose charms the tribe in festal hours delight:

    Arabian nights. English

  • Sir John, "to the gladding of all such as wished well to, the country;" but he nourished a deadly hatred to the Earl.

    History of the United Netherlands, 1587b

  • God, our right trusty and right entirely beloved cousin, We greet you well: And whereas it hath pleased Almighty God, of His infinite goodness, to add unto the great number of other His benefits bestowed upon us, the gladding of us with the happy deliverance of a prince, for the which we do most humbly thank Him; knowing your affections to be such towards us as whatsoever shall fortunately succeed unto us, the same cannot be but acceptable unto you also; We have thought good to communicate unto you these happy news of ours, to the intent you may rejoice with us; and praying for us, give

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

  • "Look at that Apricot whose bloom contains * Gardens with brightness gladding all men's eyne:

    Arabian nights. English

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