a joy to behold

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a joy to behold

A thing, event, or experience that creates a profound sense of joy or elation in the spectator. The spring flowers in this part of the country are truly a joy to behold. The play was a joy to behold, full of beauty, warmth, and wit.
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THE Swede's skills have been a joy to behold since his arrival from Feyenoord for a bargain pounds 650,000 in '97.
Once again United's passing was a joy to behold even if their finishing was at times careless.
A healthy lawn is a joy to behold, but there's more than one way to achieve it.
Watching Reynolds slowly destroy his self-absorbed character's empty value system and false persona is a joy to behold.
Accomplished performances of these studies are a joy to behold, as the listener first encounters Godowsky's ingenious arrangement of familiar material as well as the performer's musical and technical prowess.
The joy on a shipmate's face when he meets up with a long remembered comrade is always a joy to behold.
The form may not amount to much but Easter Ross's quick jumping was a joy to behold.
Demanding pride of place are five massive Wild Things, brilliantly transmogrified from their storybook pages into ten-foot-tall, three-dimensional beings (inhabited by dancers) that are a joy to behold.
It is a joy to behold the children's enthusiasm for learning and to know that we are helping them set a course for a better future.
The buzz you get flying around a corner in mid-air, pulling an audacious stunt, while simultaneously sorting your fingers and thumbs to nail a perfect landing, is always a joy to behold.
THE look of sheer disdain on Eric Cantona's face when a TV reporter asked whether he would like to return to Manchester United in some capacity was a joy to behold.
The staff provide an extremely friendly service, the food is excellent and the view from the extended and modernised cafe on a nice day is a joy to behold from inside or out.
THE QUAYSIDE in the sixties was the place to be, Sunday morning was a must for my boyfriend and me The bustling market was a joy to behold, Anything we needed was displayed to be sold Market traders so cheerful as they sold their wares, The sound of a fruit seller calling apples and pears China so cheap it was practically given away, A one-man band brightened up a rainy day Listening to the linen seller shouting two for one, Wondering if it was a bargain or just a con All the while the River Tyne meandered by, Reflected in the water a moving sky The quayside was not 'posh' as it is today, Now the young in one night can spend a whole weeks pay But I would not swap the precious Sundays spent there, Everything seemed so simple, we didn't have a care.
He gave every horse he rode at the Festival the best possible chance of winning - the ride he gave Fondmort, and the confidence he oozed on Non So were both a joy to behold.
America continues to change, and ``A League of Ordinary Gentlemen'' captures those shifts with a clear-eyed humor and understanding that's a joy to behold.