DeLay delighted in viewing politics as play-to-the-base blood-sport, with power as the ultimate payoff.
In fact, from the delighted expression on his face, it seemed to set off an interior monologue that you can just about hear.
David Frum says Ernst Jünger delighted in the Great War and had defiantly written to say so.
He delighted, when you were with him, of being told stories that he had told you.
Now most Republicans, of course, would be delighted to defund much if not all of the Affordable Care Act.
I suppose it was very ignoble of me, but I was delighted at it.
The king was delighted, for it was indeed a very nice castle, full of riches.
The father, who delighted in a gay throng, beamed at us from over the table.
They told her a beautiful Princess had been at the ball, with whom the Prince was delighted.
When Great-Heart is delighted with Mr. Honest, he calls him "a cock of the right kind."
c.1200, delit, from Old French delit "pleasure, delight, sexual desire," from delitier "please greatly, charm," from Latin delectare "to allure, delight, charm, please," frequentative of delicere "entice" (see delicious). Spelled delite until 16c. when it changed under influence of light, flight, etc.
c.1200, deliten, from Old French delitier (see delight (n.)). Related: Delighted; delighting.