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have any joy

To have some amount of luck or success in some task. Have you had any joy getting the washing machine working? I've been looking all over town for a book I need for class next week, but I haven't had any joy so far.
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References in classic literature ?
Then came the turn of the Envious man, who could not bear to think that his neighbour had any joy at all.