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revel in (something)

To be extremely happy or celebratory about something; to relish something. I miss the days when we could revel in the absolute freedom of summer. I could tell that he was reveling in the fact that I was going to fail.
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revel in something

to rejoice or celebrate about something. All the children reveled in the fresh, warm, spring air. Tony reveled in his success.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

revel in

To take great pleasure or pride in something: The actor reveled in the critic's praise.
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Streitberger--whose book is an institutional history of the revels office organized around the biographies of its masters--takes pains to credit Benger for the thematic variety of his shows, for his innovative use of schoolboy companies, and for his 'penchant for spectacular showmanship' (89).
For all those who are wondering what Revels '13 has to offer for those who aren't interested in participating, Revels '13 will feature a plethora of games, activities and food stalls.
He is only a pebble in the ocean." Andrew's mother Anne - who signed herself out of hospital to attend yesterday's hearing - said she would "never" forgive Revels but added that justice "has been done".
Yet this unlikely coalition of archivist and anti-author theorist also drives Lucy Munro's recent book, Children of the Queen's Revels: A Jacobean Theatre Repertory (2006).
A wide range of frequently overlooked manuscript sources are drawn on to reconstruct the evolution of the company between 1600 and 1613, as it moved through the various appellations of the Children of the Chapel, the Children of the Queen's Revels, the Children of the Revels, the Children of Blackfriars, and the Children of Whitefriars.
Munro chooses to examine the Queen's Revels repertoire by genre, arguing that recognition of genre had considerable importance in the early modern period and also that the playing companies exercised considerable control over the dramatic product they produced.
The main aim of this book is to provide internal textual evidence for the proposition that Shakespeare wrote Troilus and Cressida specifically for the Inns of Court revels. In a succession of chapters devoted to different aspects of the play's language, W.
One of the show's most famous sketches is based on a gag about his schoolmates who, knowing he has a potentially fatal peanut allergy, force him to play Russian Roulette with a packet of Revels.
Bawcutt first provides a very good life of Sir Henry Herbert, not only his work as Master of the Revels, but his place in the wider context of the Stuart court and Stuart society.
(The terminal date is chosen because Cawarden, who had been an important and influential Master of the Revels, died in that year.) This is followed by a 'Calendar of Court Revels, Spectacles, Plays, and Entertainments', which will be invaluable to scholars who wish to see at a glance what was happening in a particular year, though its usefulness would have been increased still further if these entries had included page-references back to the preceding narrative.
This book discusses the evolution and importance of the Court Revels organization during the reigns of the early Tudors, especially the two Henries.
A personal quarrel between Ben Jonson, on the one hand, and John Marston and Thomas Dekker, on the other, was carried into the theatres when Jonson wrote Cynthia 's Revels (1600) for the Children of the Revels at the Blackfriars Theatre.
Brown, also known as Revels, was convicted last month of the double murder of Andrew, 19, and 18-year-old David, who has their throats cut on an isolated country road in Tandragee, Co Armagh, in February 2000.
IT'S clear that Ormskirk-born Jon Culshaw revels in portraying political characters in his hit TV show Dead Ringers -but it seems the politicians are hardly revelling in their impersonations.
One strong indication of the successful re-evaluation of Jonson's Caroline drama has been the spate of Revels Plays editions published during the 1980s and 1990s.