- to cause to feel great joy or delight; elate: It overjoys me to hear of your good fortune. I was overjoyed at her safe arrival.
Origin of overjoy
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Examples from the Web for overjoy
Then I told him of my adventures, which did not seem altogether to overjoy him.My Friend Smith
Talbot Baines Reed
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.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
- (tr) to give great delight to
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Word Origin and History for overjoy
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