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Word Example of - cheering

    Example Sentences for cheering

    At seven o'clock, A.M. of that day, they were aroused from a lethargy by the cheering cry of the steersman, "there's a sail!"

    They couldn't understand what the fools were cheering about.

    "And like as not they heard us cheering when we glimpsed the lake, and cleared out in a big hurry," Ethan went on to say.

    So they took to cheering him in the playground, and following him down the passages.

    He bowed to our young guest and kissed her hand and sat down in the midst of our cheering.

    They were cheering her, and praising her work—for it was the tape she had run against.

    Springing to their feet and cheering wildly the men rush forward and over the parapet.

    By the time I reached the steps, the whole mob was cheering and yelling, "Gyp!"

    Perhaps these cheering words did help Joel to 119 continue his weakening efforts to keep himself afloat.

    Such a cheering arose as might have been heard far off in the forest.

Word Origin & History of - cheering

    Word Origin & History

    cheer early 13c., from Anglo-Norm. chere "the face," from O.Fr. chiere, from L.L. cara "face," from Gk. kara "head," from PIE base *ker- "head." Already by M.E. meaning had extended metaphorically to "mood, demeanor, mental condition" as reflected in the face. Could be in a good or bad sense ("The feend ... beguiled her with treacherye, and brought her into a dreerye cheere," "Merline," c.1500), but positive sense has predominated since c.1400. Meaning "shout of encouragement" first recorded 1720, perhaps nautical slang (earlier "to encourage by words or deeds," early 15c.). Cheer up (intrans.) ...first attested 1670s. Cheers as a salute or toast when taking a drink is British, 1919. The old English greeting what cheer was picked up by Algonquian Indians of southern New England from the Puritans and spread in Indian languages as far as Canada.

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