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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOYFUL

Did she tell you she had the joyful sanction of the registrar?

"I might have known you'd be the first," cried Grace with joyful affection.

The meeting between the two friends was as joyful as their parting had been sorrowful.

This is the most joyful hour he has ever given us since the day of his birth.

This was joyful news, indeed, for I had begun to think we should be driven to the boats.

They see no gleaming roofs and high-lifted statues and joyful games.

All around could be heard the joyful shouts of little folks at play.

We heard the joyful sound of the horses' hoofs in the street.

But he longed so passionately to tell somebody of his joyful condition that he said: 'Nikita!'

His behavior gave me no clew as to whether it had been a joyful or a sorrowful one.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from joy + -ful. Related: Joyfully; joyfulness.

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