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The children seem very happy at school.
Sarah felt happy for the first time in her life.
Anna was excited and happy about the baby.
So you're happy living in London?
Money alone will never make you happy.
Are you happy with this arrangement?
I'm not very happy about the children being out so late.
Happy that everything had been finalized, we left.
Her parents were happy to know she'd got a good job.
Rising profits is the only news that keeps the bosses happy.
Most people were perfectly happy with the decision.
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an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing
to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …add a word
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