Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gladden.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective made joyful

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Examples

  • It was one of those evenings of surpassing loveliness, such as gladdened our hearts only at long intervals.

    Three Years in the Sixth Corps A Concise Narrative of Events in the Army of the Potomac, from 1861 to the Close of the Rebellion, April, 1865

  • But it is with sincere amiability that the imperial writer, who was indeed little used to be ironical, adds that the lively respect and affection of the junior had often "gladdened" him.

    Marius the Epicurean — Volume 1

  • In Dr Gerry Mander's temporary absence, we wondered how easy it would be to imagine the new spruce Question Time, relocated to Glasgow and forced, by the general absence of Westminster politicians, to feature instead those who have otherwise gladdened our week.

    I'm sorry. Do speak up. I didn't quite catch that | Euan Ferguson

  • I came away with a gladdened heart and a burning desire to lobby the body corporate of my work building to donate an unused display cabinet for similar gallery concept.

    unexpected pleasures

  • Moynihan was gladdened by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but the pleasure soon gave way to a dozen years of self-inflicted pain.

    A Born Controversialist

  • Alexander was also gladdened by the timely arrival of reinforcements fresh from Antipater in Macedonia.

    Alexander the Great

  • "Duke loves his brass," sidemen would tell me, and throughout these recordings, you hear how gladdened his brass made him, as he would smile broadly when they drove the ensemble.

    The Duke, Before My Time

  • Alexander was also gladdened by the timely arrival of reinforcements fresh from Antipater in Macedonia.

    Alexander the Great

  • For some reason, his dismissal of the buxom brunette gladdened Regin.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • He was retro with a twist, sticking to a page layout that would seem familiar to a 19th-century newspaper reader; favoring the garish and grotesque in a way that would have gladdened a Joseph Pulitzer or a William Randolph Hearst; and, oddly, doing more to encourage the reading of traditional journalism on the Internet than anyone else.

    Time For A Slow-Word Movement

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