take delight in

idiom

: to very much enjoy
She takes delight in her new job.

Examples of take delight in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The prosecution will be enormously expensive and Mr. Trump will take delight in pointing out the obvious political motivation for the suit. WSJ, 2 Apr. 2023 All of their owners are unabashed collectors, all of them take delight in objects and all of them find value in integrating their dwellings’ past lives and occupants into their present. Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2023 Unlike many writers, Acker seemed to take delight in academic attention to her work. Laura Tanenbaum, The New Republic, 13 Jan. 2023 Some of these women seem to take delight in being sweetly annoying; others truth-tell from beyond the grave. The Atlantic, 16 May 2022 Fans of offensive quarterbacks should take delight in watching Tar Heels fifth-year senior attacker Jamie Ortega (41 goals and 24 assists) and Orange senior attacker Meaghan Tyrrell (46 goals and 19 assists) operate on their respective sides of the field. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 7 Apr. 2022 So, Kornegay will take delight in whoever loses Saturday’s seminal showdown. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 Perhaps the female audience is supposed to take delight in the fact that the power players in this world are mostly women, but that skewed vision of history only emphasizes how much these initial chapters soft-pedal the noxious and manifold bigotries of the era. Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2022 Rather than taking an active interest in each other’s lives, sharing experiences and creating memories, gossiping friends put other people down and take delight in the practice. Jodie Cook, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021

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“Take delight in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20delight%20in. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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