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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Branagh is every bit as impressive in front of the camera; the detective's attention to detail and humorous jabs are a joy to behold.
Branagh is every bit impressive in front of the camera; detective's attention to detail and jabs are a joy to behold.
They are perfect for winter hanging baskets and containers, where the small but cheerful flowers are a joy to behold in bloom.
The creator of the 'Claude' series has a brilliant sense of humour and his expressive illustrations are a joy to behold.
United boss Robins said: "His goal was a joy to behold.
Graphically it's a joy to behold and the addition of play through social media adds a layer of online competition to proceedings, which will help boost longevity to what is ostensibly a very basic game.
The in-game environments are a joy to behold, as is the vast array of online multiplayer options that will ensure a longstanding community continues to slug it out in the virtual back yard for many months to come.
Pantomime gets a bad name as something only available to ex-soap stars and the like, however done well it is a joy to behold and often children's first experience of the theatre.
It's a joy to behold, as is seeing how you turn a feather into a paintbrush and a glass bowl into a magnifying glass.
HAVING helped my sister-in-law move into her flat in September 2012 and seeing the overgrown jungle of a garden she had to tackle, I am concerned that we are now going to have a charge levied against council tenants who wish to take a pride in their rented property and ensure their gardens are a joy to behold rather than a public eyesore.
Her paintings, a blaze of vibrant and extravagant colours, are captivating, original and a joy to behold.
HEATHER (ERICA) Early-flowering, low-growing evergreen heathers in shades of white and deep pink are a joy to behold at this time of year, creating a carpet of colour in rock gardens or even their own beds.
Yes, it's all over quickly, but the pace and agility of these superb hounds is a joy to behold.
They love their sports and the pride on their faces when they succeed is a joy to behold.