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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.
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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!
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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.
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delight (someone) by (doing something)

To please someone by doing something. My husband delighted me by throwing a surprise party for my birthday.
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delight (someone) with (something)

To give someone something that makes them happy. My husband delighted me with a brand new car for my birthday.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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delight in

v.
To derive great pleasure or joy from something or someone: The happy couple delighted in taking romantic walks through the park.
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References in classic literature ?
But so the glorious tribes of men will bring gifts to you as Iepaeon (`Hail- Healer'), and you will receive with delight rich sacrifices from the people dwelling round about.
To go over all those fat little legs, pulling on their stockings, to take in her arms and dip those little naked bodies, and to hear their screams of delight and alarm, to see the breathless faces with wide-open, scared, and happy eyes of all her splashing cherubs, was a great pleasure to her.
I should scold her myself, if she were capable of wishing to check the delight of your conversation with our new friend.
Although at first Macpherson's book was received with great delight, soon people began to doubt about it.
Unilever's Breyers brand has introduced Breyers delights, a range of low-fat and reduced-fat ice cream.
If you want to know delight, ponder (and give yourself to) the delight your God has in you: "For the Lord delights in His people; He crowns the humble with victory" (v.
The San Francisco-based company debuted a website for its Side Delights brand of potato products: www.
com)-- Elevated Delights is proud to announce their “Bringing Unity into the Community” programs to celebrate their 1 year anniversary at their location at 1701 Quincy Avenue, Suite 30, Naperville, IL.
The Moonlight Trading Company is sharing its love for Turkish delights with the kingdom, making sure residents can get their hands on the heavenly sweet.
Diet Delights Doha, a Lebanese franchise, has opened a clinic in Al Hilal, Al Nuaija Street to offer science-based medical nutrition therapy to clients.
Benjamin Britten's final fugue in the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra delights me in the way so many unique and distinct rhythmic and melodic ideas are layered on top of each other with such a satisfying and exciting sense of fit.
CHICAGO -- Gum chewers have opted for root beer float as the next Extra Dessert Delights flavor from Wm.
Danone is relaunching its entire Shape yoghurt portfolio under the name Shape Delights and introducing a new slogan - `uncompromise your life' - to boost the appeal of the range.
Bunkered in the landscape, the massive rammed earth walls present a hermetic face to the world, but on the south-west corner a zaguan (large hallway) breaches and penetrates the compound to connect with the private delights within.
In the Bible shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness, and delight--a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts are fruitfully employed, a state of affairs that inspires joyful wonder as its Creator and Savior opens doors and welcomes the creatures in whom he delights.