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bonnie

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When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
Albert Camus
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English

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Etymology

Middle English boni, probably from Old French bon, feminine bonne (good), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bonus (good). See bounty, and compare bonus, boon.

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  1. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
    • Shakespeare
      Be you blithe and bonny.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the matichime ere he quitted his bowl.
  2. (Geordie) Beautiful; pretty; attractive.

References

bonnie” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Scots

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  1. handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful
    • Gay
      Till bonny Susan sped across the plain.
    • Robert Burns
      Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr.

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