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And so she had gone, and with her had faded all the light and joyousness of the place.

And her brown eyes ever laughed with the joyousness which comes from health and strength.

Funiculi, Funicula—it seemed to dance with the very spirit of joyousness.

There was a mist about things that clung to them, that clung about the joyousness in his heart.

But the kennels, with all their joyousness, have sad little tragedies at times.

It all spoke of the freedom of the wilderness, 218and of the joyousness of life.

In no other way can the joyousness of his drinking-songs be accounted for.

The air was fresh and elastic, and diffused a spirit of life and joyousness around.

There was a joyousness in her voice she made not the least attempt to conceal.

I think it is all arranged, he said, but without the joyousness of his first announcement.

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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