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Definition of "blitheness" [blithe•ness]

  • The characteristic of being blithe. (noun)

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Use "blitheness" in a sentence
  • "To serve, one cannot avoid that; but to serve with blitheness, that is the secret."
  • "Nowhere does she illustrate the spirit of blitheness which is put forth by her name, and only once does she allude to it."
  • "With Cornelius, in fact, it was nothing less than the joy which Dante apprehended in the blessed spirits of the perfect, the outward semblance of which, like a reflex of physical light upon human faces from "the land which is very far off," we may trace from Giotto onward to its consummation in the work of Raphael -- the serenity, the [53] durable cheerfulness, of those who have been indeed delivered from death, and of which the utmost degree of that famed "blitheness" of the Greeks had been but a transitory gleam, as in careless and wholly superficial youth."