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overjoy

[ oh-ver-joi ]SEE DEFINITION OF overjoy

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Then I told him of my adventures, which did not seem altogether to overjoy him.

I was overjoy'd to be of this Party, because I had never yet travell'd this Way.

We were overjoy'd at this Deliverance, which we had Reason to think a happy one.

Bill had to work off his overjoy at this by an exuberant flourish.

I have had the Honour to be known to that Prelate a long time, and was overjoy'd at the opportunity of paying my respects to him.

His overjoy at obtaining liberty, after so long a struggle for it, led to his excesses and his ruin.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to rejoice over," from over- + joy (q.v.); translating Latin supergaudere (in Psalms xxxiv, etc.). Transitive sense of "to fill with gladness" is first recorded 1570s (now usually in past participle overjoyed).

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verbdelight, make happy
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