Definitions

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  • adj. Devoid of sorrow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from sorrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from sorrow.

Etymologies

sorrow +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And there came down from the mountain-top to the sea Chiron, son of Philyra, and where the white surf broke he dipped his feet, and, often waving with his broad hand, cried out to them at their departure, “Good speed and a sorrowless home-return!”

    The Argonautica

  • “Suppose,” he said, “I start to look for the unborn, the unaging, unailing, deathless, sorrowless, incorrupt and supreme freedom from this bondage?”

    Buddha

  • But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, were you the blissful Queen of Gondor, still I would love you.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Sinless and sorrowless, robed in thy righteousness,

    Poems of the Heart and Home

  • But there was something in the quiet of the spot, that seemed to Delmé in harmony with his history; and to promise, that a sorrowless world had already opened, on one who had loved so truly, and felt so deeply in this.

    A Love Story

  • And there came down from the mountain-top to the sea Chiron, son of Philyra, and where the white surf broke he dipped his feet, and, often waving with his broad hand, cried out to them at their departure, "Good speed and a sorrowless home-return!"

    The Argonautica

  • Sleep sorrowless henceforth with the host of thy men

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • Carefree, rollicking, characters also received due consideration: Bonenfant (goodchild), Sanssouci (worryless), Sanschagrin (sorrowless).

    Quebec Old and New

  • And Chiron, the king-centaur, came down from the Mountain Pelion, and standing with his feet in the foam cried out, “Good speed, O Argonauts, good speed, and a sorrowless return.

    Part I. The Voyage to Colchis. Chapter V. The Argo. The Beginning of Things

  • As a beautiful garden, having been filled with the greatest multitude of your virtues, ye have, O holy ones, flourished as if coming out of paradise with your fasting and prayer, filling all with the sweet odour of your many labours, deeds and toils, amidst which ye have skilfully passed unto the sorrowless life and were covered with the crowns of victory; do incessantly pray: for us all.

    The General Menaion or the Book of Services Common to the Festivals of our Lord Jesus of the Holy Virgin and of Different Orders of Saints

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