Definitions

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  • adv. gladly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a gladsome manner; with joy; with pleasure.

Etymologies

gladsome +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Oh, just leave it to Hicks!" quoth he, gladsomely.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

  • "Similar thoughts has smote my colossal intellect, Butch!" responded the bean-pole Hicks, gladsomely.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

  • The Bannister Band, that famous campus musical organization, following a time-honored habit of playing on every possible occasion, gladsomely tuned up and soon the noise was deafening, while study-hour, as prescribed by the Faculty, was forgotten.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

  • But she was dressed in breeches and a slouch hat, a cigarette hung from the corner of her mouth, and she beckoned April gladsomely with an immense cowthong whip.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • The Advent bells are ringing in many parishes throughout various parts of England during this month of December, if I may judge from my own neighbourhood -- on the western borders of Berks -- where, at least three times in the week, I hear their merry peals break gladsomely upon the dark stillness of these cold evenings, from many a steeple around.

    Notes and Queries, Number 08, December 22, 1849

  • The peasants looked out upon the world from beneath their brows, as their cottages from beneath the pines; and they lived gladsomely, as they should.

    Tales of the Wilderness

  • "Shall I in Walhalla be greeted gladsomely by a woman?"

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • Scarcely have they had time to alight and seek out quarters than the little man makes his appearance at my menzil door in all the glory of a crimson velvet dressing-cap and blue slippers, and beaming gladsomely through his moon-like spectacles, he comes forward and without further ceremony shakes hands.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • She walked so gladsomely that she trod on the air.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • The animals run more swiftly, birds fly more quickly and sing more merrily, and plants put forth their leaves and flowers most gladsomely.

    Treatise on the Love of God

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