thrill at

thrill at (something)

To experience a sudden rush of pleasure, delight, or excitement upon witnessing or experiencing something. I always get a kick out of the students moving up here from the Sun Belt who thrill at the sight of snow for the first time. The audience thrilled at the death-defying feats of the acrobats.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

thrill at someone or something

to become excited by someone or something. The opera was mystically intoxicating, and the audience thrilled at the tenor lead. We thrilled at the agility of the dancers.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Delafield, perfectly master of his instrument and the music, fixed his eye on the countenance of Charlotte, and he experienced a thrill at his heart as he witnessed her lovely face smiling approbation, while his fingers glided over the flute with a rapidity and skill that produced an astonishing variety and gradation of sounds.