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On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.

The tidings were hailed with joy; not only by the young couple, but by all the villagers.

Kiss me, my brother, and let my tears run only from my pride and joy!

What a joy it was to get away from stuffy courts of justice into the pure Warwickshire air.

He was received with joy for the service he had rendered to the Italian people.

Scarce was there an eye but what was suffused with tears of joy.

All the joy of life seems to me to hang on that little phrase.

That night there was joy in the presence of the angels of God over a new-born soul.

A rush of joy thrilled through George as he heard the words.

Her first thought was of the lovely things of the country and the joy of them.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "feeling of pleasure and delight;" c.1300, "source of pleasure or happiness," from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE root *gau- "to rejoice" (cf. Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.

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