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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rejoice to express great joy "Who cannot exult in Spring?"
    • v rejoice feel happiness or joy
    • v rejoice be ecstatic with joy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rejoice The act of rejoicing.
    • Rejoice To enjoy. "Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss."
    • v. i Rejoice To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted. "O, rejoice beyond a common joy.""I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy."
    • Rejoice To give joi to; to make joyful; to gladden. "I me rejoysed of my liberty.""While she, great saint, rejoices heaven.""Were he [Cain] alive, it would rejoice his soul to see what mischief it had made."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rejoice To make joyful; gladden; animate with lively and pleasurable sensations; exhilarate.
    • rejoice To enjoy; have the fruition of.
    • rejoice To feel joy on account of.
    • rejoice To experience joy and gladness in a high degree; be exhilarated with lively and pleasurable sensations; be joyful; feel joy; exult: followed by at or in, formerly by of, or by a subordinate clause.
    • n rejoice The act of rejoicing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Rejoice rē-jois′ to feel and express joy again and again: to be glad: to exult or triumph
    • v.t Rejoice to make joyful: to gladden
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  • Seneca
    “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.”
  • Theodore Parker
    “Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.”
  • Martin Luther
    “Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.”
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rejoissen, OF. resjouir, resjoir, F. réjouir,; pref. re-, re- + OF. esjouir, esjoir, F. éjouir, to rejoice; pref. es-,L. ex-,) + OF. jouir, joir, F. jouir, from L. gaudere, to rejoice. See Joy


In literature:

I will rejoice with trembling as I praise the Holy One.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
She is a girl who rejoices my heart, and, please God, she will rejoice it yet more.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
How she rejoiced at his marriage!
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
And what a rejoicing was there!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
He was quite resigned; he was looking up to Jesus, and rejoicing that he would soon be with Him in Glory.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
They rejoice when they should grieve, and grieve when they should rejoice.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Though he rejoiced in it after it was done, he would have been wretched while burdened with the secret.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
And in this, we, too, rejoice.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
And now He rejoices in us, for we are His inheritance.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
He rejoiced in his home, his work and the warm devotion of his people.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
When, therefore, her husband told her that he had made his peace with his brother she was inclined to rejoice.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Rejoice, rejoice with me.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
I have told you of Adelaide's new prospects, in which I rejoice as much as I can rejoice in anything.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble
Over Cain she rejoiced, pronouncing herself blessed.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
What would that inquisitive maid think if she rejoiced in this way?
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
But our anger is gone; I have no heart except for peace and rejoicing.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
And my father rejoiced with us that he was able to offer such timely assistance.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
But he particularly rejoiced that there was so broad, and safe, and uninclosed a field as general literature.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
I had soon piled up the filthy works and rejoiced to see how well they burnt up.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Love will rebuke evil, but will not rejoice in it.
"Secret Power" by Dwight L. Moody

In poetry:

And one spake out into the night,
Before they left for ever,
"Rejoice, rejoice!" and his great voice
Rolled like a splendid river.
"The Ballad of Hampstead Heath" by James Elroy Flecker
Then all that love and fear the Lord
At my salvation shall rejoice;
For I have hoped in thy word,
And made thy grace my only choice.
"Psalm 119. last part" by Isaac Watts
Must both then sorrow, while we live,
Because, rejoicing, I forgot
Something there was I could not give,
Because, alas! I had it not.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Again I heard the unseen voice:
``Why do you come not in and rest?
Whether you grieve or you rejoice,
You here will be a welcome guest.
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
The showers did fall, the corn did grow,
The birds did change their voice;
The fragrance o'er the earth did blow,
Then Nature did rejoice.
"A Few Lines Concerning The Weather, In 1818" by Susannah Hawkins
O may I see thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice!
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Joined to thy saints, and near to thee.
"Psalm 106 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Revelers, rejoice — Mardi Gras is upon us.
As those things go, sometimes they are reasons to rejoice.
And there was much rejoicing.
(CourtesyPhoto) Rejoice, ye English music fans.
And 'Songs for the Deaf' fans did rejoice the world over.
Random House Titles Showing Up in iBookstore, Readers Rejoice.
All of Metropolis may rejoice after the jump.
It's that time of year again, when lovers rejoice and single people curl up with their good friends: Chinese Takeout and Television.
After three years away Ducatisti can rejoice, world Ducati week is back.
Remembering the Sacrifice, Rejoicing in the Miracle River Falls Journal River Falls, Wisconsin.
Remembering the Sacrifice, Rejoicing in the Miracle.
Rally racing fans can rejoice.
Pastors have the pleasure of being included in celebrations where families rejoice over weddings and new life.
WREJ is Richmond, Virginia's 4-time Stellar Award Nominated 10,000 watt home of the Rejoice Musical Soul Food Network, local ministries, and current music from national, upcoming and Virginia-based artists live from our studios.
Join Rejoice 89.1 this friday from 4:30 until 7 PM.

In science:

Scientists rejoiced that solar neutrinos were detected but worried why there were fewer neutrinos than predicted.
How the sun shines
We thus see that the thallium solar neutrino experiment is finally, 25 years after it has been conceived, probably nearing realization. It is a great pity that Mel Freedman will not be around to rejoice, for this is the experiment which should justly bear his name.
The Neutrino - Its Past, Present and Future
The brightest subdwarf B star rejoices in the name BALLOON090100001 (Telting and Østensen 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006