Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of joy.
“The French call it joie d 'vivre, and it was Sigmund's definition of success: "satisfaction in work and in love.”
“There is certain "joie de vivre" in our province that has been given a tremendous boost in the past week.”
“I did keep coming back to what they called joie de vivre, wondering if there wasn’t something for me to learn and something for me to imitate and accept.”
“I suppose it's what the French would call joie de vivre.”
“But I did have what you French would call joie de vivre, I was fun.”
“I have written this book because, in my business, I see a constant flow of Americans looking for that thing that the French call joie de vivre.”
“Will into his 60s, he continued to act, direct and choreograph -- that's Kelly playing Noel Airman in "Marjorie Morningstar" (1958) -- and he demonstrated another kind of joie de vivre by marrying for the third time in 1990.”
“While Dwight played with a joie de vivre, his pearly whites flashing throughout a game, Javaris was deadly serious.”
“Here's an epic, completely awesome, high energy retro Zeppelin throwback band that makes your groin tingle and your inner hippie leather biker badass yelp for feral joy, a band whose swirling psychedelia, wailing vocals, crunchy guitars and sheer joie de vivre at being young and alive makes you want to bolt a fistful of whisky and grow your hair to your nipples and howl and the goddamn moon.”
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