He has never been happier and this is really what he wants.
But despite the sadness I see While I wait for happier times, One thing shines out above all.
The more people see it differently from me, the happier I am.
Not least because some people might have been happier having an unexpected day off and making up the work later.
Residents of Hawaii are 8.5 percent happier than residents of West Virginia.
It should be her part to see that others were happier than she had been.
Christine saw his approval, and was happier than she had been for weeks.
No one in the kingdom had such fine shirts as Dobromil and no one was happier.
Since then—curious as it will no doubt sound—I have been happier.
Bobby McGinnis wondered sometimes that summer why he was not happier.
late 14c., "lucky, favored by fortune, prosperous;" of events, "turning out well," from hap (n.) "chance, fortune" + -y (2). Sense of "very glad" first recorded late 14c. Ousted Old English eadig (from ead "wealth, riches") and gesælig, which has become silly. Meaning "greatly pleased and content" is from 1520s. Old English bliðe "happy" survives as blithe. From Greek to Irish, a great majority of the European words for "happy" at first meant "lucky." An exception is Welsh, where the word used first meant "wise."
Used in World War II and after as a suffix (e.g. bomb-happy, flak-happy) expressing "dazed or frazzled from stress." Happy medium is from 1778. Happy ending in the literary sense recorded from 1756. Happy as a clam (1630s) was originally happy as a clam in the mud at high tide, when it can't be dug up and eaten. Happy hunting ground, the reputed Indian paradise, is attested from 1840, American English. Related: Happier; happiest.
Drunk, esp slightly so; tiddly (1893+)