Definition of Jolly along
1. Verb. Cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful. "The good news will jolly along her"; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
Causes: Cheer, Cheer Up, Chirk Up
Specialized synonyms: Amuse
Derivative terms: Cheer
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Literary usage of Jolly along
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"... The portly civilians rode jolly along ; Till the sound of the battle, the roar and the rattle Of cannon and musket drowned laughter and bong. ..."
2. Lord Lothian and Anglo-American Relations, 1939-1940 by David Reynolds (1983)
"... the assistant undersecretary with oversight of Foreign Office/American Department, felt that the ambassador's task was principally to "jolly along" the ..."
3. At the New Theatre and Others: The American Stage: Its Problems and by Walter Prichard Eaton (1910)
"He needed to do little but" jolly along " the people of the play, laugh behind his hand at their comic perplexities, and make brief love now and then ..."
4. The Photographic Times (1908)
"... that it is only his eagerness to help you that makes him express himself forcibly. It is so much easier to say nice things, to jolly along and ..."
5. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1874)
"It is not every man who cares to take up his night's lodging in a snow-drift, and snow-shoeing, although very jolly along the flat, is apt to grow wearisome ..."
6. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1874)
"... and snow-shoeing, although very jolly along the flat, is apt to grow wearisome when pursued amongst the windfalls and cedar swamps of the dense forest. ..."