delight[ dih-lahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF delight
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELIGHT
We hastened on, and to our delight found one of the best springs in the colony.
Malbone looked at Kate, who smiled with delight, and put her hand on that of Hope.
And Jud, shouting with delight and relief, threw his arms around the neck of the horse.
But his wife, her face aglow, clasped her hands in an ecstasy of delight.
Gartley's heart swelled with delight, translating her confidence into his power.
The bridegroom regarded her with a face that was luminous of delight.
In almost every play he speaks of flowers with affection and delight.
The pride of my heart and the delight of my eyes is my garden.
To tell the truth, she's more than half afraid of me, and I delight in mystifying her all I can.
Their walk was a delight to him, their roaring gallop a frenzy of eager sensation.
c.1200, delit, from Old French delit "pleasure, delight, sexual desire," from delitier "please greatly, charm," from Latin delectare "to allure, delight, charm, please," frequentative of delicere "entice" (see delicious). Spelled delite until 16c. when it changed under influence of light, flight, etc.