joie de vivre

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joie de vivre

Ebullient happiness and love of life. From French, literally meaning "joy of living." He isn't the most responsible person I've ever met, but his joie de vivre is positively infectious.
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ˌjoie de ˈvivre

(from French, written) a feeling of great happiness and enjoyment of life: After the depressing events of the last few months, Mina felt that it was time to put a little joie de vivre back into their lives.
This French phrase means ‘joy of living’.
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A savoir vivre session for adults is expected in April 2015.
Belinda Thomas, joint owner of Joie de Vivre in Cardiff's High Street Arcade, with Eve Myles, who opened the store
Jeanbart-Lorenzotti was in Dubai yesterday to initiate a collaboration between Vivre and local designers and artists -- although she was not specific about how she wanted to achieve this.
Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, one of the world's foremost curators of style, is bringing her inspired vision to the UAE with the expansion of Vivre.
Virgin America, a US-based low-cost airline company, has announced a partnership with Joie de Vivre Hotels.
Living at the edge, living at the centre : Ireland, Newfoundland, the francophone world: the birth of a new, demarginalised creativity--Vivre en marge, vivre au seuil des possibilites : la Francophonie, l'Irlande, TerreNeuve : naissance d'une expression demarginalisee.
One cannot fully grasp Olitski's stylistic joie de vivre without understanding certain characteristically Jewish attitudes to life.
In the opening variations the dancers display the ballon, epaulement, precise footwork, open port de bras, and joie de vivre and generosity of movement that exemplify Bournonville style.
This book examines, from a resolutely Freudian perspective, novels in the Rougon-Macquart series (La Fortune des Rougon, La Curee, La Faute de l'abbe Mouret, Une page d'amour, La Joie de vivre, Le Reve, Le Docteur Pascal) containing significant natural landscapes (all gardens with the exception of the sea in Laf Joie de vivre).
Even though his mother grew up in what her son called a ``very conservative household'' where there was no drinking or smoking, she had a joie de vivre.
From the Joire de Vivre Lavender Infused Carrot Ginger Soup to the That's Amore Tofu Cacciatore to the Conquering Lion Cashew "Cheez," these dishes are rich in delectable treats for anyone looking to spice up their diet with yummy flavors from around the world.
All the while, she maintained her joie de vivre, a belligerent tongue, and a stylish albeit unconventional feminine allure.
Main Street" is a place where the general store, ice cream parlor and bakery may trigger distant memories, or where one may just experience the Joie de vivre from the indoor/outdoor trellised cafe.
This is an MRA/Initiatives of Change book and like MRA/IC it breathes optimism, joie de vivre and commitment to the improvement of people's lot world-wide, starting with a commitment to self-reform by every MRA/IC activist it depicts.
Les jeunes ant un role concret a jouer dans le future development economique de la region et nous devons leur fournir ce dont ils ont besoin pour vivre et travailler ici, dans le Nord de l'Ontario, explique le secretaire d'Etat (Developpement rural) (FedNor), Andy Mitchell.