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- adv. In a glad manner; happily.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Preferably; by choice.
- adv. With pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully; eagerly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With gladness or pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully.
- By preference; by choice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a willing manner
No more than in Herod, who “heard the word gladly;” or in the Jews, when the preaching of Ezekiel was “pleasant” or desirable to them; or in those described Isa.lviii. 2, who “sought God daily, and delighted to know his ways,” in the midst of their abominable practices.
So the cook carried out these directions, and Antalas heard the word gladly, but made no further reply than to say that worthy enterprises are not properly brought to pass among men by cooks.
They answered the call gladly, for the spirit of adventure ran high, and every army officer welcomed the chance to see active service.
So he went in gladly, hoping that Mr. Burrell might be there.
I called gladly from the stairs, and bade her come up to me.
Page 39 put two silver half-dollars into a hand which clasped the coins gladly, in the knowledge that no master could take them away, but whatever was earned by the laborer would remain his own.
He commenced preaching, and the people appeared to receive the word gladly, and when he had gained about fifty converts who were ready to be baptised which ceremony he was not authorised to perform by the Virginia law, he procured the services of Preacher Bowles, and he baptised them.
The people hear the word gladly, and with some fruit of it continually our hearts are cheered.
Many of the Tongans heard the word gladly, though hitherto known for their evil doings, and returned home changed in heart and manners.
For then, alas! it comes out too often that they are of those whom our Lord spoke of, who heard the word gladly, but had no root in themselves, and in time of temptation fell away.