Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With joy or exultation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With joi or exultation.

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  • adverb In a rejoicing manner.

Etymologies

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rejoicing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And thus, rejoicingly, I went out to the theater to see if it was still the crapfest that I thought it was when I sat down for my first viewing.

    Sound Off: The Happening - What Did You Think? « FirstShowing.net

  • Doctor Marchmont smiled, but rather pensively than rejoicingly; and

    Camilla

  • Oronto danced at many a feast which followed the sacrificial gift, which his tribe had rejoicingly given in their turn.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Sailing then into the Roman harbour, and the unhallowed sports being just about to close, the soldiers began to be annoyed at our slowness, but the bishop rejoicingly yielded to their urgency.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • The bride rejoicingly responds, “I am a wall”; she knows the foundation on which she is built, there is no “if” in her case; she is conscious of having found favour in the eyes of her Beloved.

    Union and Communion

  • As for that phase of the Soul in which sensation is vested, it, too, takes its good from the Supreme above itself and moves, rejoicingly, in quest of it: and since the object of its desire is everywhere, it too ranges always through the entire scope of the universe.

    The Six Enneads.

  • The once proud pagan now kneels in prayer; he receives Christ rejoicingly; accepts, this time, the Gospel invitation.

    Missionary Work Among the Ojebway Indians

  • He felt that the land roared rejoicingly with him.

    Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

  • 'Carrington, you're an angel in khaki,' said Horan rejoicingly.

    On Land and Sea at the Dardanelles

  • He perished regretted alike by friend and foe; and perhaps not one of the throng that witnessed his execution but would have rejoicingly hailed a means of reconciling his pardon with the higher and inevitable duties which they owed to the safety of the army and the existence of the state.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860

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  • HIGH waving heather 'neath stormy blasts bending,

    Midnight and moonlight and bright shining stars,

    Darkness and glory rejoicingly blending,

    Earth rising to heaven and heaven descending,

    Man's spirit away from its drear dungeon sending,

    Bursting the fetters and breaking the bars.

    -Emily Brontë

    February 26, 2008