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exult at something

 and exult over something
to rejoice because of something; to rejoice about something. We exulted at the end of the hostilities. The citizens exulted over the downfall of the dictator.
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exult in something

to take great pleasure in something; to enjoy something immensely. I exult in the beauty of a spring day. We exulted in the glory of summer.
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References in classic literature ?
He exults in it as the strong swimmer in the heaving billows, as the athlete in the wrestle, the soldier in the battle.
His heart warms to him when he can bring forward some example of cruelty or meanness, and he exults like an inquisitor at the
The shade of each departed day falls upon our graves, and the worm exults as he beholds it, to know that we are hastening thither.
It lies under that fellow's feet, and he treads upon it and exults above it.
I was haunted by the fear that she would, sooner or later, find me out, with a black face and hands, doing the coarsest part of my work, and would exult over me and despise me.
Art thou come, by chance, cruel basilisk of these mountains, to see if in thy presence blood will flow from the wounds of this wretched being thy cruelty has robbed of life; or is it to exult over the cruel work of thy humours that thou art come; or like another pitiless Nero to look down from that height upon the ruin of his Rome in embers; or in thy arrogance to trample on this ill-fated corpse, as the ungrateful daughter trampled on her father Tarquin's?