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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
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Etymology

hap + -y

Adjective

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Positive
happy

Comparative
happ

Superlative
ier

  1. Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire.
    • Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments than the causes of them - Boyle
  2. Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.
    • Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord - Psalm 144:15
    • The learned is happy Nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more - Pope
  3. Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
    • One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in a rejoinder - Swift
  4. Content (to do something); having no objection (to something).
    Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?

Usage notes

  • (favored by hap, luck or fortune): Said of expedients, efforts, ventures, omens, etc.
  • (experiencing the effect of favorable fortune): Said of people, hours, thoughts, times, etc.

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