re·​joic·​ing | \ri-ˈjȯi-siŋ \

Definition of rejoicing 

1 : the action of one that rejoices

2 : an instance, occasion, or expression of joy : festivity

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Examples of rejoicing in a Sentence

there was great rejoicing at the launch party for the book

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Amid the rejoicing, there was also terrible sadness. Brendan Simms, WSJ, "‘Peace at Last’ Review: Remembering Flanders Fields," 11 Nov. 2018 But on Wednesday, the mood on social media was a lot different, with fans of the brands rejoicing in what could be the greatest comeback of all time. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Will Toys R Us Reopen? An Expert Weighs In on the Future of the Company," 3 Oct. 2018 So while there is rejoicing in places like Boston and Philadelphia, and relief in places like Toronto, where James can no longer torment the poor Raptors, there is reason for a bit of hope in places like Detroit. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "How good can Detroit Pistons be in the East post-LeBron James?," 3 July 2018 Plus a young New York socialist is likely to be elected to Congress in November and there's a lot of rejoicing over that in some corners. Fox News, "Schlapp: Trump wants nominee who will uphold Constitution," 28 June 2018 That his death led Jason and Loni Renee to salvation was cause for rejoicing. Earl Swift, Outside Online, "The Incredible True Story of the Henrietta C.," 20 June 2018 Expect there to be plenty of rejoicing in places like Weston, Dover, and Wellesley, which have had the greatest per-capita clusters of million-dollar earners in recent years, state data show. Matt Rocheleau,, "These Mass. communities had the most at stake in the ‘millionaires tax’ case," 18 June 2018 Newcastle finished 10th in the Premier League, with a squad likely unable to achieve that under any other manager, and should be in a period of rejoicing - looking forward to pushing on even further next season., "Newcastle Simply Can't Risk Losing World-Class Rafa Benitez Over Reasonable Contract Demands," 29 May 2018 Today truly is a day for rejoicing, because Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon from The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and The Bachelor Winter Games—so, yes, every iteration in the franchise—are finally dating. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "‘Bachelor’ Fans Are Losing It Over Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon's Unexpected Love Story," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of rejoicing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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