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  • v. enjoy


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  • "Eagerness of a listener!" repeated she: "yes; Mr. Rochester has sat by the hour, his ear inclined to the fascinating lips that took such delight in their task of communicating; and Mr. Rochester was so willing to receive and looked so grateful for the pastime given him; you have noticed this?"

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • Unquestioned valor was von Borcke's, a contempt for danger and an unfeigned delight in combat.


  • Aunt Ellsbeth had come up behind me once and explained bitterly that since most artists were men, it was only natural for them to delight in “exploiting” the nude female figure.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • L.E. EMERSON, Boston, Mass: I wish to express my delight in President Hall's paper.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The GG takes particular delight in correcting the resident grammarian in mock-furious letters directed to “you, of all people.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • In May, Gura was shipped to the Royals for backup catcher Fran Healy, and in subsequent years he would delight in beating the Yankees.

    The Greatest Game

  • ONE of the most comfortable things about Frederick Mostyn was his almost boyish delight in the new life which New York opened to him.

    The Man Between: An International Romance

  • There was no one in the neighborhood who took such delight in giving aid to the troubled and the needy as Mrs. Woodlawn.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • The replacement at Pearl Harbor of the Banshee squadron for VF-52 and its F9F-2s was an unhappy surprise for the Panther pilots, who took no delight in the notion they might play second fiddle to the Banshees.

    First Man

  • They seemed to take particular delight in attacking his feet, which were still speckled with wounds from the sand flies of Wokan.

    The Song of The Dodo


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