sunny-tempered love

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  • He was handsome, sunny-tempered, perhaps a little slick.

    A marital alliance that proved most formidable

  • Professor Wyllie, all at once sunny-tempered as a happy baby, watched him, and Eliza watched him too.

    You Don't Take Names

  • This flies in the face of the received wisdom that any sufficiently sunny-tempered person can beat cancer simply with a "positive attitude."

    Barbara Ehrenreich: What Causes Cancer: Probably Not You

  • Phyllida, a sunny-tempered girl, was decidedly prickly by the time she went to her midday dinner, a state of mind not improved by her friends wanting to know why she was so ratty, and made even worse by one other friends demanding to know if she had had words with Philip.

    Last April Fair

  • I didn't just mind what she'd said, I minded bitterly that because of me she was not showing to Quayle the sunny-tempered person she would still be if I wasn't there.

    Whip Hand

  • The fact was that Janetta had the inestimable gift of sympathy; she understood the difficulties of people around her better than many women of twice her age would have done; and she was so bright and sunny-tempered and quick-witted that her very presence in a room was enough to dispel gloom and ill-temper.

    A True Friend A Novel

  • So Sandro was sent as a pupil to Fra Filippo, and he soon became a great favourite with the happy, sunny-tempered master.

    Knights of Art; stories of the Italian painters

  • There are a great many stories told of him, and they all show what a sunny-tempered, kindly man he was.

    Knights of Art; stories of the Italian painters

  • "Ours is just as nice," said sunny-tempered Meg, catching Twaddles in a wistful stare.

    Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun

  • And the man was moved as she smiled at him across the glowing queer embroidery-work at which Chloris seemed to labor interminably: he was conscious of a tenderness for her which was oddly remorseful: and it appeared to him that if he had known lovelier women he had certainly found nowhere anyone more lovable than was this plump and busy and sunny-tempered little wife of his.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

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