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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 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 We rejoiced at the announcement that law was being repealed.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 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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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

v.
To feel joyful or delighted about something or someone: All the fans rejoiced in the team's success.
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But you may object: Life is difficult, filled with problems, sufferings, and worries--how can I rejoice always?
True love is glad about justice and rejoices in the truth.
Our world rejoices in the poor, humble porter of Montreal [Brother Andre Bessette], and all those like him who graciously offer hospitality and kindness to the multitudes, without ever counting the cost.
Upon seeing his returned son, the father rejoices and uses a large portion of the remaining inheritance to prepare a feast for his lost son.
The texts for this Sunday give us cause to rejoice as we witness the homecoming of the Israelites and the man we call the prodigal son.
He said love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
There are many answers to that question,but one which I like is when St Paul tells us that,``Love is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
Paul does not pray night and day to see them but rejoices night and day that God has sustained them in the faith.
On the eve of his passion, Jesus speaks to the disciples about the grief they will feel after his death as the world rejoices at what it perceives as its victory.
The people must thus rejoice at the coming of the Messiah.
But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.