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it is a poor heart that never rejoices

proverb Even someone who tends to feel sad can find great joy, amusement, or delight in or about something. I'm sure this vacation will perk him up. It is a poor heart that never rejoices, after all.
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it is a sad heart that never rejoices

proverb Even someone who tends to feel sad can find great joy, amusement, or delight in or about something. I'm sure this vacation will perk him up. It is a sad heart that never rejoices, after all.
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rejoice at (something)

To celebrate about or because of something; to be very joyous or delighted about something. People flooded the streets rejoicing at the team's victory. We rejoiced at the announcement that law was being repealed.
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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 over (something)

To celebrate, revel, or make merry about or because of something. People flooded the streets rejoicing over the team's victory. Before you start rejoicing over the success of the project, we should take stock of how far back costs of the development set us.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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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

v.
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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Maliki asked: "How can we join the rejoiced people and ease up the hate of the hateful ones?
"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.
In the Acts story, the "jailer and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God." Some nodded their heads, not having to imagine what that household's life was like before the jailer's conversion.
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.
It was through God that humans rejoiced and in him alone that they rejoiced happily.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven." At that very moment He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I give You praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned You have revealed them to the childlike.
Sir, - I, for one, rejoiced when our national Church leaders protested at No.10 against any further killing of the people of Iraq.
On the historic day of your Baptism, heaven rejoiced, God was present, and the grace of the Holy Spirit filled your soul and your life.
"Equally sickening is the way they rejoiced in the bombing of Baghdad because it might win them votes."
And Rev Blair Gillon, of Ibrox Parish Church, said his parishioners rejoiced at the news when they arrived for Easter Sunday worship yesterday morning.