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rejoice in (something)

To find great joy, amusement, or delight in or about something. Just because you weren't successful doesn't mean you should rejoice in seeing other people fail. I always rejoice in an opportunity to spend time with my kids.
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rejoice in someone or something

to take great joy at someone or something. I am in love and I rejoice in my beloved! Roger rejoices in a good night's sleep.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rejoice in

Have or possess something highly desirable, as in He rejoices in a keen mind. [Late 1400s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

rejoice in

To feel joyful or delighted about something or someone: All the fans rejoiced in the team's success.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Let us all rejoice in the Lord and keep festival in honor of the Peters and Pauls and Andrews, the Benedicts and Francises, the Scholasticas and Clares, the Peter Clavers and the Roses, the Dorothy Days and Thomas Mertons, the Mother Teresas and Katharine Drexels, the martyrs and confessors in our midst.
Now is the time for Christians to rejoice, since Scripture says that we should rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering trains us to endure with patience, patient endurance makes us pleasing to God, and being pleasing to God gives us ground for a hope that will not be disappointed.
To be full of true joy, rejoice in truth alone." This intellectualism owed to the influence of Augustine, as is evident from Ficino's interpretation of the definition of happiness in the Confessions.
WILT Thou not revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in Thee.
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Our Lord has revealed it, the Church teaches it, the entire heavenly court lives it, and I rejoice in loving gratitude and will (hopefully) forever honour it.
It's difficult to rejoice in the goodness when we also see the glitches, in the apple when we can't overlook the worm, but rejoice we can.
Make a conscious effort and choose to rejoice in the midst of every circumstance - good or bad.
Every day we can rejoice in the Christmas story, the Easter story, and the coming of the Holy Spirit.