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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Cheerful
 
  Cheerful as the birds.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Cheerful as a mute at a funeral.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Cheerful as the lively morn.
            —John Armstrong
  3
  As cheerful … as singing lark.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  4
  Cheerful as the day.
            —William Cowper
  5
  Cheerful as the summer’s morn.
            —John Cunningham
  6
  Cheerful as the day was long.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Cheerful as a prince.
            —Mrs.
            —Gaskell
  8
  Cheered … like the bright eye of a friend.
            —James Hedderwick
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  Cheerfulness is like money well expended in charity; the more we dispense of it, the greater our possession.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Cheerful, as one who knows that he is redeemed.
            —Charles Kingsley
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  Cheering as a suburban London Sunday’s promenade.
            —George Meredith
  12
  Cheerful and yet profound like an October afternoon.
            —Friedrich Nietzsche
  13
  Cheerfulness opens, like spring, all the blossoms of the inward man.
            —John Paul Richter
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  Cheerful … as the green winter of the holly-tree.
            —Robert Southey
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  Cheering as the hymn of “Hark from the Tombs.” Thomas Watson  16
  As cheerful as a grove in Spring.
            —William Wordsworth
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