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Definition carefree and happy — often unaware of or ignoring something that should be of concern
  • She spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation.
blithe = carefree and happy
  • She was her usual unworried, blithe self.
  • blithe = carefree and happy
  • was loved for her blithe spirit
  • a merry blithesome nature
  • One day, as Mollie strolled blithely into the yard, flirting her long tail and chewing at a stalk of hay, Clover took her aside.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • blithely = in a carefree and happy manner
  • His ardor eventually cools, especially since I ignore his passionate glances and pedal blithely on my way.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • blithely = in a carefree and happy manner
  • And Scrooge said often afterwards, that of all the blithe sounds he had ever heard...
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • blithe = carefree and happy
  • ...and you never see a cabin as blithesome as Jim's was when...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • blithesome = carefree and happy
  • The nurse went on blithely opening and shutting my drawers, emptying the closet and folding my belongings into the black overnight case.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • blithely = in a carefree and happy manner — often unaware of or ignoring something that should be of concern
  • For as poor as I appear, I have friends of my own that will be blithe to help me.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • blithe = happy
  • Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
     Men were deceivers ever,
     One foot in sea and one on shore,
     To one thing constant never.
     Then sigh not so, but let them go,
     And be you blithe and bonny,
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • blithe = carefree and happy
  • The men smoke, Peter's eyes close from the strain of listening, Mama is dressed in her long, dark negligee, Mrs. van D. is trembling because of the planes, which take no notice of the speech but fly blithely on toward Essen, Father is slurping his tea, and Margot and I are united in a sisterly way by the sleeping Mouschi, who has taken possession of both our knees.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • blithely = unconcerned with what is happening below
  • (He exits) MORE (Takes off his hat, revealing the gray disordered hair) He will not refuse one who is so blithe to go to him.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Down the steps tripped Lady Caroline Sibly-Biers with blithe theatricality.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • "For example," Warden Coyne continued blithely, "I don't really believe in the death penalty."
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Simon's voice had been so blithe, so banal, so completely ordinary.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "We should have lunch one of these days," I said blithely, arching one eyebrow ever so slightly, asking, is this Master Ash?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Even now, looking back at those months of spring and early summer, I see how blithely happy I was.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Blanche [singing blithely]: 'Say, it's only a paper moon, Sailing over a cardboard sea — But it wouldn't be make-believe If you believed in me!'
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Blithe was the morning of his burial, with bird and song and sweet-smelling flowers.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk

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