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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOYOUS

At this season of the year the vintagers are joyous and negligent.

With a joyous cry of "J. Elfreda, where, oh, where did you come from?"

In such directions, Aggie was the leader, an eager, joyous one always.

Low she crouched, and her call to Lauzanne was but a joyous whisper.

I would not wish to be unbecomingly attired on so joyous an occasion.

The lady uttered a joyous exclamation, and seized the letter.

She sang as she went about them, and the words were those of a joyous hymn.

Lucy Ann could have called out to them, in joyous understanding, they looked so free.

He was a joyous child, as joyous as if no shadow had ever rested on his mother's heart.

She gave one look, and held out both hands with a joyous cry.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios "happy, cheerful, merry, glad" (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.

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