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- n. The characteristic of being blithe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being blithe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being blithe; gaiety; sprightliness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
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To serve, one cannot avoid that; but to serve with blitheness, that is the secret.
Nowhere does she illustrate the spirit of blitheness which is put forth by her name, and only once does she allude to it.
With Cornelius, in fact, it was nothing less than the joy which Dante apprehended in the blessed spirits of the perfect, the outward semblance of which, like a reflex of physical light upon human faces from "the land which is very far off," we may trace from Giotto onward to its consummation in the work of Raphael -- the serenity, the  durable cheerfulness, of those who have been indeed delivered from death, and of which the utmost degree of that famed "blitheness" of the Greeks had been but a transitory gleam, as in careless and wholly superficial youth.
And the more the Fed flounders during the course of this monetary crisis—in which the value of a dollar has plunged to less than a 1,500th of an ounce of gold—the more glaring is the blitheness of its attitude toward America's foundational law.
At times, Mr. Pond's music moves along with a sort of blitheness that's in conflict with his melancholy lyrics.
The co-directors/co-writers, Palestinian Scandar Copti and Israeli Yaron Shani, possess a Tarantino-esque blitheness about startling violence, and employ a "Pulp Fiction" approach to narrative-as-mosaic.
But the blitheness with which he tossed it off indicates an ignorance—perhaps willful—of a deep confusion in the American character on the subject of using drugs simply to make life easier.
The change is a dangerous one, because to do her job well, she explains, "you need the disconnect — the brute confidence or the comfortable blitheness or even that little smirk of cruelty."
But there is an increasing blitheness surrounding COIN advocates and we all need to cut this crap out.
Neither Bernard Tufts nor Jonathan Trevanny can achieve a comparable nonchalance or blitheness of spirit: they are respectively the earnest art forger and the down-to-earth art framer.