And in Augie March: “I expect happiness and gladness have always been the same.”
Rosamund murmured of her gladness that he should be able to enjoy them.
Every spring-fountain of gladness about us is his making and his delight.
This has been such a sweet, happy wedding that we mustn't spoil its gladness.
We poured out of school with the gladness of a holiday in our hearts.
But in her yearning, in her brooding thought, was none of the mother's rapturous folly and gladness.
Sad recollections of all that had been, of sorrow or gladness.
He could imagine the old gardener's gladness at his homecoming.
Yet his gladness was not as apparent to others as it should, by all that was consistent, have been.
But summer was already in Eva's heart; there was life's joy and gladness.
Old English glæd "bright, shining, joyous," from Proto-Germanic *glada- (cf. Old Norse glaðr "smooth, bright, glad," Danish glad "glad, joyful," Old Saxon gladmod "glad," Old Frisian gled "smooth," Dutch glad "slippery," German glatt "smooth"), from PIE *ghel- "to shine" (see glass). The modern sense is much weakened. Slang glad rags "one's best clothes" first recorded 1902.