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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 We rejoiced at the announcement that law was being repealed.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

To feel joyful or delighted about something or someone: All the fans rejoiced in the team's success.
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Because absolute truth was divine light, while derived truth merely reflected that splendor, rejoicing in the truth required the love of God for his own sake and everything else for the sake of God.
It is in our understanding of the second article of the creed that we find the ability to cope with the fact of evil in this world, and find the possibility of rejoicing as a fundamental part of Christians life.
Like many days during which the dandelions were rejoicing but, let's face it, no one cared to join.
Supported by the Greek word order, these verses read that Paul is rejoicing exceedingly, night and day, for the faith of the Thessalonians and, in that state, prays to see them in order to continue to build them up.
But the news value of this rejoicing only extended to reactions in the Middle East.
Maran's witty, insightful, first-person narrative acknowledges the limitations and failings of feminism while still rejoicing in the power of the women's movement.
Why this disturbance, all this excitement and rejoicing, even in today's liturgy?
Outside court in Jackson, Mississippi, Thomas said: "I'm rejoicing for justice in this country.
From prison Paul exhorts these Christians to continual and habitual rejoicing, even though they are under duress.
The Church, I feel, should shun all national clamour, rejoicing and triumphalism by government and crowd as God's children are slaughtered.
Guilt, that feeling that follows real or assumed wrongdoing, sometimes keeps us from rejoicing.
Today's responsorial psalm echoes Mary's song of praise and rejoicing for the manifold blessings God had bestowed upon His people.
Will the Barbary Apes be rejoicing at the fact that finally there'll be a primate living on the rock that's less intelligent than them?
On the one hand, Jesus praises the Jews for rejoicing in John's light.
In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.