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be in a transport of delight
To be extremely happy. I've been in a transport of delight ever since I got engaged—I just can't stop looking at my ring!
chortle with (a particular quality)
To give a laugh or chuckle filled with some particular emotion or quality. I couldn't help but chortle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog. I began chortling with amusement over Tom's ridiculous comments.
chuckle with (a particular quality)
To laugh in a particular manner. I couldn't help but chuckle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog.
delight (someone) by (doing something)
To please someone by doing something. My husband delighted me by throwing a surprise party for my birthday.
delight (someone) with (something)
To give someone something that makes them happy. My husband delighted me with a brand new car for my birthday.
delight in (someone or something)
To derive joy from someone or something. I delight in my students—their curiosity keeps my passion for teaching alive. With the way my son delights in being on stage, I think he should really pursue a career in acting.
ravished with delight
old-fashioned Extremely pleased and happy; absolutely thrilled or delighted. Beatrice was ravished with delight to see Jonathan again as he disembarked the train. Our service will help ensure your guests will leave your establishment ravished with delight.
red sky at night, shepherd's delight
A red sky at sunset is a sign that good weather will follow. The full phrase is "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning." I think we're going to have a nice sunny day tomorrow. Look at that sunset—red sky at night, shepherd's delight.
delight in someone or something
to take great pleasure in someone or something. I delight in your interest in my work. We all delight in James. What a fine boy!
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.
delight someone with something
to please someone with something, such as a gift. We delighted Alice with a gift of money. She was delighted with the gift.
ravished with delight
Fig. happy or delighted; overcome with happiness or delight. Mary was ravished with delight by the dozen roses. My parents were ravished with delight when I graduated from college.
To derive great pleasure or joy from something or someone: The happy couple delighted in taking romantic walks through the park.