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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
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Sunshine

English

Etymology

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In the Coverdale Bible in 1535, in Genesis and Exodus about 1250 as Middle English sunnesine.[1] Compound of sun + shine.

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Noun

Singular
sunshine

Plural
-

sunshine (-)
  1. The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.[2]
    We were warmed by the bright sunshine.
  2. A location on which the sun's rays fall.[2]
    We moved out of the shade and into the sunshine.
  3. geniality or cheerfulness.[2]
    I enjoyed the sunshine of her smile.
  4. A source of cheerfulness or joy.[2]
  5. The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.[2]

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sunshine

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.
    Because of the sunshine law, we could go to the planning meeting.

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  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001

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