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We expected to see the old gods and goddesses again to participate in the joyousness of an ancient mirth.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
In general, it was joyousness which was poured out in these hymns.
There was a sort of glorying in its deep tone; it was not the hollow hysteric of shame and despair—it spoke a sanguine joyousness!
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
He was so confident of it that his cheerful mood deepened, turned in fact into joyousness.
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
Her piquant face was radiant with happiness, the whole effect of her was of a sort of buoyant joyousness.
THE BEAUTYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
And there was a certain joyousness in her love for sunshine, flowers, people, and all the attractive things of life.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
The city gave itself up to a joyousness almost unprecedented.
But Isaacson's inner joyousness, however carefully concealed, made its influence felt, as joy will.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Her apparent joyousness gave helping hands to something in Nigel, leading it forward, onward—whither?
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
“Good-morning, Mr. Wainwright,” she fluted in a voice high with excitement and joyousness.

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