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verb (used with object)
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Origin of joy
synonym study for joy
OTHER WORDS FROM joyun·joyed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for joy
Sterrett says every time she performs that melody, it feels like she’s “crashing the party,” bringing some joy and life to the somber proceedings.Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is a lesson in finding hope in adversity|Charlie Harding|September 11, 2020|Vox
When infused with fear, wonder, or joy, these memories always seem sharp enough to transport us back into those exact life events.Towards ‘Eternal Sunshine’? New Links Found Between Memory and Emotion|Shelly Fan|July 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
There are probably many messages of hate from people who do not share our joy.
Part of what makes us human is those kinds of questions, that kind of curiosity, that kind of joy.
So much joy and freedom can come from spending time in nature.#BlackBirdersWeek seeks to open the outdoors for everyone|Jonathan Lambert|June 4, 2020|Science News For Students
It jettisons jiggling ribbons of joy to every part of my body.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Marrying another Jew was not just a personal simcha (joy), but one for the community.
There was real joy on his face doling out the cigars and giving some to his wife to pass out from the box.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joy Woodhouse calls in to tell her bickering boys Brad and Dallas to “get this out of your system” before Christmas.
It takes Sharp four hours to get into character: “I take joy in the mathematical, symmetrical precision and perfectness of Bach.”
Her new joy and excitement, her gaiety and zest for life— all had been caused, not by himself, but by another.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
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 Ways|James Sully
His holy book says: There is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men.
Then she won, and went half mad with the joy and excitement, but the joy didn't last long.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for joy
Word Origin for joy
Idioms and Phrases with joy
see burst with (joy); pride and joy.