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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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.
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.
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.
As for the old Squire, he is still hale and hearty, though rheumatic withal.
Toft that you are still hale and hearty, and I do most heartily wish you many years yet of health and vigour.
But the Dorset trainer's string is firing now, and Native River (right) looked hale and hearty on his belated comeback in Newbury's Denman Chase in February, galloping 12 lengths clear of Cloudy Dream.
Amarizu, who said that the name of the deceased, a mother of four children, was identified as one Nkechi Nnamani, was hale and hearty as of last week before her husband, Sunday Nnamani, allegedly hit her with an object on the head.
I had gone to my village and I am hale and hearty,"he said.
I'm very pleased to see Catherine still hale and hearty.
A credible security source told PRNigeria in Abuja that El-Zakzaky was alive, hale and hearty and dismissed the death rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers, who wanted to create tension and cause chaos within the polity.
Tenants at 462 Seventh Avenue include Hale and Hearty and Starbucks on the ground floor, and Infinity Consulting Solutions, SNAP Interactive, Echoing Green and Granite Telecommunications.
All the babies and their mother are hale and hearty.
though the building is gone now) for many years, and claimed that the hard work was what kept him hale and hearty well into his 70s, still working at his smithy.
Sanjay Kandaswamy, the patient who undergone first successful liver transplantation in India in 1998 was also present on the occasion and minister was delighted to see him hale and hearty.
While this might be fine for the hale and hearty, my hubby has had a stroke and no way can he walk anything like that and no way could I cope with the luggage.