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Her new joy and excitement, her gaiety and zest for life— all had been caused, not by himself, but by another.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.
Light, the symbol of life's joy, seems to be the first language in which the spirit of beauty speaks to a child.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
His holy book says: There is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men.
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
Then she won, and went half mad with the joy and excitement, but the joy didn't last long.
He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He that adoreth God with joy, shall be accepted, and his prayer shall approach even to the clouds.
She has boldly reproduced upon canvas a fulness of life and joy, such as is rarely seen in pictures.
Truly it was a most enjoyable season and experience, but there is no joy without its alley here below—not even at the North Pole!
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE

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