Perhaps the happiest result of her longevity has been to force her son to get himself a life.
I won't pretend that my happiest times were when I was married.
He was the happiest of troopers, but when his Marine unit scheduled for deployment to Iraq in 2006, he volunteered to go.
“This is the happiest day of my life,” said Salah El-Din, 28, a Morsi supporter celebrating in Tahrir Square.
“It was one of the happiest days of my life,” Shahoubi says.
That your friends and that society was where we spent the happiest hours.
This day is the happiest I have seen since I left the land of cakes.
He is happiest that needeth least of any creature, and not he that hath most.
If a mother's prayers could avail, you would be the happiest of human beings.
That time at Dangerfield was the happiest period of Mary's life.
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+)