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exult in (something)

To feel great happiness due to someone or something in particular. I doubt you could say anything to upset them right now—they're still exulting in their engagement.
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exult in something

to take great pleasure in something; to enjoy something immensely. I exult in the beauty of a spring day. We exulted in the glory of summer.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In short, not to keep the reader in long suspense, just at the very instant when his heart was exulting in meditations on the happiness which would accrue to him by Mr Allworthy's death, he himself--died of an apoplexy.
He silenced it with a sign, "Enough!" An owl hooted far away, exulting in the delight of deep gloom in dense foliage; overhead lizards ran in the attap thatch, calling softly; the dry leaves of the roof rustled; the rumour of mingled voices grew louder suddenly.
But on that night at Stonewall he was still a teenager just exulting in the chance to drink and socialize with other LGBT people at a time when homosexuality was still treated as a psychological affliction by the medical establishment, immoral by most religions, and criminal under law.
In our crazy media--obsessed world there are the fantastic shooting stars, always waiting to be shot down, ranging from Britney Spears to the latest American Idol, all savoring and exulting in their fifteen-minute Andy Warhol allocation of transient fame.
No one who has ever sung along to "Pissing in a River" could help exulting in such images.
I see the position of the President of the University of Toronto exulting in the University's "Sexual Diversity Program".
Yes, I was revolted by the pictures of the Palestinian with blood on his hands exulting in the murder of an Israeli soldier.
Except for the statements by Mario Savio and Arthur Goldberg exulting in the authorities' repressive actions--which, as given, are bewildering and cry out in vain for further explanation along the lines of the analysis above--the story reports events in a way that strongly implies that they were unself-conscious, unmanipulative, authentic.
When the curtain goes up on the long-legged, black-clad dancers, pelvises rotating, solar plexuses undulating, bumpingly and grindingly exulting in "All That Jazz," you know that whatever might come next, it's a dancers' show.
The artist, who persisted in painting even when it was at its least fashionable, seems to be exulting in the medium's return to favor.