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Definition of Joy

  • The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.
  • That which causes joy or happiness.
  • The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
  • To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
  • something or someone that provides a source of happiness
  • the emotion of great happiness
  • make glad or happy
  • feel happiness or joy

How to use joy in a sentence. Joy pronunciation.

He had seen enough to-night to make him sure that Kaid had once more got the idea of making a European his confidant and adviser; to introduce to his court one of those mad Englishmen who cared nothing for gold-only for power; who loved administration for the sake of administration and the foolish joy of labour.
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Now, as he felt the secret joy of these dark spirits surrounding him-Achmet, and High Pasha, who kept saying beneath his breath in thankfulness that it was not his turn, Praise be to God!-as he, felt their secret self-gratulations, and their evil joy over his prospective downfall, he settled himself steadily, made a low salutation to Kaid, and calmly awaited further speech.
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To an European it would have seemed a shameless mockery to have wished joy to this lean, hateful dweller in the between-worlds; to Nahoum it was part of a life which was all ritual and intrigue, gabbling superstition and innate fatalism, decorated falsehood and a brave philosophy.
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Egypt will shake to its foundations-to the joy of its enemies.
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The lions were near-it would be a joy to give a Christian to the lions to celebrate the capture of Cairo and the throne.
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Once Laka had been the joy of Achmet's heart, but, because she had no child, she was despised and forgotten.
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Then you will wish (but wishing then, my Dear, will be in vain) that you had never given ear to that Enchanting Syren, that for a few false Joys and momentary Pleasures, betray'd your Soul to Everlasting Misery.
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But to the great Joy of her Scotish Husband and the Graceless Quean that he maintain'd, who now thought all their own, and that they might Sin on without Controul.
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He looked up, proud and rejoicing as he thought thus, and painted to himself the joys of Paradise, to which this day he had earned an assured claim.
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Streaming with sweat and panting for breath he leaned against the glowing porphyry wall behind him, hid his face in his hands and strove to collect himself, to think, to pray-for a long time in vain; for instead of joy in the suffering which he had taken upon himself, the grief of isolation weighed upon his heart, and the lamentable cry of the old man had left a warning echo in his soul, and roused doubts of the righteousness of a deed, by which even the best and purest had been deceived, and led into injustice towards him.
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He found it after a short search, and in it, to his great joy, a well preserved bed of dried plants, which he soon shook up and relaid, a hearth, and wood proper for producing fire by friction, a water-jar, and in a cellar-like hole, whose opening was covered with stones and so concealed from any but a practised eye, there were some cakes of hard bread, and several pots.
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It is one tremendous shout of joy.
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After the sublime rage of fighting, which proves to the old man's satisfaction that his sons are really worthy of him, comes the sublime joy of brandy, and a prodigious feast, which only the stomachs of fifteenth century Cossacks could survive.
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In the sixth chapter of the latter book, Gogol has himself revealed the sad transformation that had taken place in his own mind, and that made his genius express itself in so different a manner:- "Once, long ago, in the years of my youth, in those beautiful years that rolled so swiftly, I was full of joy, charmed when I arrived for the first time in an unknown place; it might be a farm, a poor little district town, a large village, a small settlement: my eager, childish eyes always found there many interesting objects.
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Even the cold-hearted Bazarov is shaken by the joy of his mother's greeting when he returns home, and by her agony at his early departure.
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After she has hypnotised Sanin, and taken away his allegiance to the pure girl whom he loves, "her eyes, wide and clear, almost white, expressed nothing but the ruthlessness and glutted joy of conquest.
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The triple contrast in the book is powerfully shown: first, the contrast between the majesty of the mountains and the pettiness of man; second, the contrast between the noble simplicity of the Cossack women and the artificiality of the padded shapes of society females; third, the contrast between the two ways of life, that which Olenin recognises as right, the Christian law of self-denial, but which he does not follow, and the almost sublime pagan bodily joy of old Uncle Yeroshka, who lives in exact harmony with his creed.
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How eager the Russian people are for the simple Gospel, and with what amazing joy they now receive it, remind one of the Apostolic age.
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The glorification of Sanin's bodily strength, of Karsavina's female voluptuousness, and the loud call to physical joy which rings through the work may be an emanation of tuberculosis as well as that of healthy mental conviction.
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In Andreev there is no graceful gesture, no French pose, no "smiling joy"; but there is the nerve-shattering red laugh.
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Examples of Joy

Example #1
He was now set to see what sort of match this intellect could play, when faced by the inherent contradictions present in all truths or the solutions of all problems.
Example #2
He was sitting beside David, and though he asked the question casually, and with apparent intention only of keeping talk going, there was a lurking inquisition in his eye.
Example #3
It had been chief among the chances he had taken when he entered the high and perilous service of Kaid.
Example #4
Whether it was diamond-dust or Achmet's thin thong that stopped the breath, it mattered not; it was sure.
Example #5
He looked inquiringly at Nahoum.
Example #6
The lean, dark figure of Mizraim bowed low; the long, slow fingers touched the forehead, the breast, and the lips.