delight by

delight (someone) by (doing something)

To please someone by doing something. My husband delighted me by throwing a surprise party for my birthday.
See also: by, delight
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delight someone by something

to please someone with something; to please someone by doing something. (See also delight someone with something.) You delighted me by agreeing to join us. I was delighted by your proposal.
See also: by, delight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Emotional delight is more filling and lasting than intellectual delight; and, besides, you pay for your moments of intellectual delight by having the blues.
It was greeted with delight by the greatest poets of France, Germany, and Italy, and was soon translated into many languages.