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happy warrior

noun
1.
a person who is undiscouraged by difficulties or opposition.
2.
(initial capital letter) a nickname of Alfred E. Smith.
Origin of happy warrior
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • He died the death of the happy warrior, fighting as our Anglo-Saxon forefathers fought, in the midst of his kinsmen and friends.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade D. Augustus Dickert
  • And again she said: "Yes, such men as he are--a sort of happy warrior."

    Dragon's blood Henry Milner Rideout
  • This is the happy warrior: this is he: That every man in arms should wish to be.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • As the exhausted but happy warrior retraced his steps a high-pitched voice floated after him.

  • The happy warrior of Wordsworth gives us probably a very true idea of the mediæval conception of the perfect knight.

  • Mr. Molton was singing "The happy warrior," to celebrate the finish of the shearing.

  • No other man can be quite like him to me; he remains my master of men, as is Lee my ideal of the happy warrior.

    Germany and the Germans Price Collier
  • The day had come when the Dictator was to dine with that 'happy warrior,' the Soldier of Fortune.

    The Dictator Justin McCarthy

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