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  1. happy endingnoun

    A cliche conclusion in which all loose ends are tied up and all main characters are content. See also happily ever after.

  2. happy endingnoun

    A handjob, especially one after a massage.


  1. Happy ending

    A happy ending is an ending of the plot of a work of fiction in which almost everything turns out for the best for the protagonists, their sidekicks, and almost everyone except the villains. In storylines where the protagonists are in physical danger, a happy ending would mainly consist in their surviving and successfully concluding their quest or mission; where there is no physical danger, a happy ending is often defined as lovers consummating their love despite various factors which may have thwarted it; and a considerable number of storylines combine both factors. A Times review of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold strongly criticised John le Carré for failing to provide a happy ending, and gave unequivocal reasons why in the reviewer's opinion such an ending is needed: "The hero must triumph over his enemies, as surely as Jack must kill the giant in the nursery tale. If the giant kills Jack, we have missed the whole point of the story." A happy ending is epitomized in the standard fairy tale ending phrase, "happily ever after" or "and they lived happily ever after.". Satisfactory happy endings are happy for the reader as well, in that the characters he or she sympathizes with are rewarded. However, some consider this as not an ending, but an open path for a possible sequel. For example, at the end of The Lion King, Simba defeats Scar, becomes king, marries and has a daughter, Kiara, thus giving way to The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HAPPY ENDING in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HAPPY ENDING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of HAPPY ENDING in a Sentence

  1. Stewart Chiron:

    Thankfully this story has a happy ending for the couple but cruise ships are not floating hospitals.

  2. Suseel Kumar Nandikotkur:

    It's simply superb, if he had not been there, I don't know. I'm sure it would not be a happy ending.

  3. T.D:

    Like I said, everyone wants to have a happy ending. Life leads us different paths and scenarios. We make mistakes that are often unforgivable. Someone once told me that everything could be fixed. I agree with this but I have one question. What if I'm not a mechanic?

  4. Chris Whipple:

    One of the problems is that nobody's in charge in the White House in the senior staff, (So-called) chaos management where you have senior advisers competing for the attention of the boss, that might work in some areas of the business world, but it cannot work in the White House, never has worked. We've seen this movie before. It's never a happy ending.

  5. Suu Kyi:

    That's a problem with the international community. They have not lost interest in Burma, they still want Burma to have a happy ending, but they think that they'll get a happy ending simply by insisting that it is a happy ending and that's not how things happen.

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