Usage examples for delight

  1. Siegmund watched it with wonder and delight. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  2. But Ayala's great delight was in meeting her sister. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  3. To be alone with the girl to whom he is not engaged is a man's delight;- to be alone with the man to whom she is engaged is the woman's. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  4. The boy made any number of friends, but above all, he took his greatest delight in knowing that he had really found the work that he wanted to do, and in trying as hard as he could to fit himself for it. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. And I echoed her wish with a keen delight. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  6. She made an exclamation of delight. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  7. In great delight the man and his wife said, How can we reward you? – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  8. Miss Sibley was about to reply, but stared, and delight sprang to her lips in a quick cry. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  9. Both men gave a cry of delight. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  10. What girl of nine does not delight in such an experience as spending the night with a friend? – A Dear Little Girl at School by Amy E. Blanchard
  11. Miss Hyde, I own it, lies a'n't my delight; but I can tell 'em. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  12. Miss Crilly was there and heard the news with delight. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  13. You can imagine my delight! – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  14. I gave a shout of delight. – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  15. It was a delight to me to be so near her. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  16. He shrugged his shoulders and laughed in great delight. – The Title Market by Emily Post
  17. I exclaimed in delight. – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  18. Take thy pleasure to- day; Mind thee of joy and delight! – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  19. To the delight of the girls, the call was put through. – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt