hale and hearty

hale and hearty

Healthy. It's true that she was in the hospital a few weeks ago, but she's hale and hearty now.
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hale and hearty

Cliché healthy. The young infant was hale and hearty. The calf—hale and hearty—ran around the barnyard.
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hale and hearty

In robust good health, as in After her long bout with pneumonia, I was glad to see her hale and hearty. This redundant expression, since both hale and hearty here mean "healthy," probably survives owing to its pleasing alliteration. [Mid-1800s]
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hale and ˈhearty

(especially of old people) strong and healthy: She was still hale and hearty in her nineties.
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hale and hearty

Healthy and vigorous. This term, which dates from the mid-nineteenth century, is redundant, since hale and hearty both mean “healthy.” It survived, no doubt, because of its pleasing alliteration. Thomas Hardy used it in The Dynasts (1903): “We be the King’s men, hale and hearty.”
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There were strange faces in almost every house; in some he recognised the burly form of some old schoolfellow--a boy when he last saw him--surrounded by a troop of merry children; in others he saw, seated in an easy-chair at a cottage door, a feeble and infirm old man, whom he only remembered as a hale and hearty labourer; but they had all forgotten him, and he passed on unknown.
Whole ages have fled and their works decayed, And nations have scattered been; But the stout old Ivy shall never fade, From its hale and hearty green.
Tal had not sufficiently recovered from the jaguar wounds to go with the party, but the old man, in spite of his years, was hale and hearty and capable of withstanding hardships.
Toft that you are still hale and hearty, and I do most heartily wish you many years yet of health and vigour.
As for the old Squire, he is still hale and hearty, though rheumatic withal.
HALE AND HEARTY: Elected Safety Representative Brian Hale is still going strong after 30 years in the role
He did not give the reasons as to why a hale and hearty suspect lost his consciousness while he was still being interrogated.
A bid for the Melbourne Cup last November had to be abandoned when injury intervened, but Jason Watson's mount was hale and hearty on his return to the fray at Newbury last month.
Imtiaz Ahmed Waryah from Islamabad said a healthy diet of Pakistani taste is provided to pilgrims to keep them hale and hearty and enabling the Hujjaj to spare maximum time for praying.
Veteran actress Mumtaz is in London, hale and hearty, said her family members after a death hoax on social media.
Talking on the occasion, Commandant Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam said that the department wanted to see its employees hale and hearty, and was very conscious about their health.
Talking on the occasion DIG Mehboob Aslam said that the department wanted to see its employees hale and hearty and is very conscious about their health.
'As you see me here, standing hale and hearty, it appears the hospitals, even the military hospitals, are toxic areas for the Commander-in-Chief.
Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is hale and hearty, after news broke out on the internet about his death in an accident.
James Stuart was the driving force behind Dumfries Hale and Hearty Club for more than a quarter of a century, before being forced to give up the position due to his own ill-health.