delight in

phrasal verb

delighted in; delighting in; delights in
: to be very happy because of (something) : to enjoy (something) very much
I walked slowly, delighting in the crisp autumn air.
He delights in meeting new people.

Examples of delight in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to performing in front of a packed crowd, Smino also delighted in the two-day festival hosting two of his biggest musical influences, Lil Wayne and the aforementioned ATLien. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 4 June 2024 Walton delighted in getting a rebound off the defensive board, turning in mid-air and firing an accurate pass to a teammate heading downcourt for a fast-break lay-in. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2024 Stephanie Livesay said her husband, Patrick, constructed a wooden frame, and her daughters delighted in attaching Peeps. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 2 Apr. 2024 Aside from the plethora of nearby activities — think vineyards, hiking Unicoi State Park and Chattahoochee National Forest, and tubing down the Chattahoochee River — visitors can delight in the town's Bavarian-style buildings, cobblestone paths, beer gardens, polka bands, and hearty German cuisine. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2024 Another Trumpworld figure, Iranian-American business mogul Patrick Bet-David, voiced his delight in meeting Barron during a recent dinner at Mar-a-Lago, according to the Daily Mail. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 17 May 2024 Editors’ Picks Image Like Mr. Orban and the Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, Mr. Fico has delighted in presenting himself as a pugnacious fighter for the common man, a forthright enemy of liberal elites and a bulwark against immigration from outside Europe, particularly by Muslims. Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times, 15 May 2024 This is a straw man argument of the sort Williams delights in, in his Sun platform on the editorial pages. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 10 May 2024 Dallas coach Pete DeBoer, whose Vegas teams delighted in pushing the Avs around in the postseason, knew darn well. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 10 May 2024

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“Delight in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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