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It is a poor heart that never rejoices.

 and It is a sad heart that never rejoices.
Prov. Even a habitually sad person cannot be sad all the time. (Sometimes used to indicate that a habitually sad person is happy about something.) Jill: I've never seen Sam smile before, but today, at his retirement party, he smiled. Jane: It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
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rejoice at something

to celebrate or revel about something. Everyone rejoiced at the lucky events that had saved them. We all rejoiced at the outcome of the election.
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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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rejoice over something

to celebrate because of something. Everyone rejoiced over their good fortune. What happened to us next was nothing to rejoice over.
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rejoice in

Have or possess something highly desirable, as in He rejoices in a keen mind. [Late 1400s]
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rejoice in

To feel joyful or delighted about something or someone: All the fans rejoiced in the team's success.
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References in classic literature ?
She could do justice to the superiority of Lady Russell's motives in this, over those of her father and Elizabeth; she could honour all the better feelings of her calmness; but the general air of oblivion among them was highly important from whatever it sprung; and in the event of Admiral Croft's really taking Kellynch Hall, she rejoiced anew over the conviction which had always been most grateful to her, of the past being known to those three only among her connexions, by whom no syllable, she believed, would ever be whispered, and in the trust that among his, the brother only with whom he had been residing, had received any information of their short-lived engagement.
And on the following evening, after the first exchange of salutations, she retired a step, looking at him with a glance, the expression of which would have rejoiced his heart could he but have seen it.
Celebrating Hassaan Riazs victory, PMLN workers rejoiced with some fireworks and distributed sweets as well.
As the boy was finally pulled clear, the rescuers rejoiced.
There are some people who did not feel happy for the said success, and some incidents have taken place in Iraq nowadays, that should have been postponed for a month or two, but they took place these days to undermine Iraq's rejoice in this day, because any victory has its fateful elements and any victory has its rejoiced people," he said.
The whole nation rejoiced at the success; and we should still rejoice," Mrs Thatcher said on the British Forces Broadcasting Service.
Readers will become enthralled as they follow Quintus through his journey of gladiatorial training and learn of the true brutality rejoiced in the everyday living of the later Roman age.
When I tried out some of the recipes on my very finnicky family, they rejoiced at me finally finding a cookbook that they like
In the Acts story, the "jailer and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God.
Just as the Bethlehem shepherds rejoiced when God became human, New Englanders rejoiced that Fisk, the local boy from Vermont--one of them--had saved their team from elimination, temporarily delivering the Red Sox from the Babe's curse.
Area coaches rejoiced, credited their players for maintaining positive attitudes and shared how they adjusted their practice schedules.
As a Ukrainian Canadian, I rejoiced at the celebrations in Kyiv and particularly at the beatification ceremonies in Lviv attended by more than a million people (see C.
It was through God that humans rejoiced and in him alone that they rejoiced happily.
Both the medical community and the general public rejoiced in August after learning that researchers had identified the gene responsible for most cases of cystic fibrosis (CF) -- the most common lethal genetic disease of U.
Of course, Dandy Warhols know-it-alls rejoiced when the song showed up in the Gap stores' Christmas 2000 ad campaign.