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  • v. Present participle of delight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Giving delight; gladdening.


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  • Redfern is certainly a writer per se, but The Music of the Spheres is her premiere work and does little in delighting the reader.

    2010 April 16 « The BookBanter Blog

  • "delighting," is one of the series, and stands in the same category as

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  • Interested mainly in delighting select gatherings of friends and travelers, Houckgeest kept the collection largely outside of the public’s view.

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  • If I am reading him correctly, Douglas Wilson mistakenly mixes the concept of "rebuke" with the idea of delighting in the destruction of the rebuked (or hoping for it), not understanding that the rebuke God gives is a rebuke not prompted by duty (so that one can give a spiritual version of, "I told you so," later), but given because of love.

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  • At what point did he see that the two important women in the novel, Amy and the "delighting" young writer Jamie Logan — the object of Zuckerman's dead-end desire — have usefully assonant names?

    The Rake’s Progress Giving Up The Ghost

  • But since the apostle not only takes this "delighting" from the other part of him, but likewise attributes it to the power of warring against that inward man and overcoming him, it is evident that the restriction has been added on this account -- to shew that, in the man who is now the subject of discussion, "the inward man" has not the dominion, but is, in fact, the inferior.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • We cannot suppose that Shakspeare used epithets so weakening as "delighting" or

    Notes and Queries, Number 38, July 20, 1850

  • "delighting" to the man according to one part of him, and to take it away according to the other part of him.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • Asked what his company meant by "delighting" customers, Johnson said, "Our thought is that if a customer is merely satisfied, we haven't done our job.

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  • * Giant Albino Penguins of Leng – Indeed, you shall be clutched by a primitive dread almost sharper than the worst of your reasoned fears, all the while delighting in the chill of Mint as it infuses the creamiest White Chocolate.

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