Many academics appeared complacent about the ongoing bombing of Afghanistan, while others viewed it with cheerful approval.
Being the savage's bowsman, that is, the person who pulled the bow-oar in his boat (the second one from forward), it was my cheerful duty to attend upon him while taking that hard-scrabble scramble upon the dead whale's back.
The day was so beautiful, the sun so bright, everything around so gay, but that slim pretty girl did not know, or wish to know, of his existence and was contented and cheerful in her own separate--probably foolish--but bright and happy life.
Naturally cheerful and hospitable, he delighted in lively society; but he was also passionate, irritable and sensual.
But this is not at all an interesting or cheerful subject.
If somewhat severe and irritable, he was at the same time scrupulously just, truthful, and steadfast; he never deserted a friend or took an unfair advantage of an antagonist; and on befitting occasions he could be cheerful and even facetious among his intimates.
He was followed by Anders Bording (1619-1677), a cheerful occasional versifier, and by Thbger Reenberg (1656-1742), a poet of somewhat higher gifts, who lived on into a later age.
Many find employment as artisans, small dealers, porters and soldiers in Egypt, where they are usually noted for their honesty, and frank and cheerful temperament.
From the pretense of illness, from his daughter's distress, and by the embarrassed faces of Sonya and Marya Dmitrievna, the count saw clearly that something had gone wrong during his absence, but it was so terrible for him to think that anything disgraceful had happened to his beloved daughter, and he so prized his own cheerful tranquillity, that he avoided inquiries and tried to assure himself that nothing particularly had happened; and he was only dissatisfied that her indisposition delayed their return to the country.
Unsettled by the image of a cheerful demon on a spit, she flipped to the next illustration.