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 Meanings and Examples of DELIGHT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
delight
 v.  hold spellbound
 v.  take delight in
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I am already far north of London, and as I walk in the streets of Petersburgh, I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves and fills me with delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Letter 1
2  I try in vain to be persuaded that the pole is the seat of frost and desolation; it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Letter 1
3  The passionate and almost reverential attachment with which all regarded her became, while I shared it, my pride and my delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
4  I read and studied the wild fancies of these writers with delight; they appeared to me treasures known to few besides myself.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
5  I remained, while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
6  The astonishment which I had at first experienced on this discovery soon gave place to delight and rapture.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
7  Nothing could equal my delight on seeing Clerval; his presence brought back to my thoughts my father, Elizabeth, and all those scenes of home so dear to my recollection.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
8  One day, when I was oppressed by cold, I found a fire which had been left by some wandering beggars, and was overcome with delight at the warmth I experienced from it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
9  I cannot describe the delight I felt when I learned the ideas appropriated to each of these sounds and was able to pronounce them.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
10  My senses were gratified and refreshed by a thousand scents of delight and a thousand sights of beauty.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
11  Felix seemed peculiarly happy and with smiles of delight welcomed his Arabian.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
12  While I improved in speech, I also learned the science of letters as it was taught to the stranger, and this opened before me a wide field for wonder and delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
13  The possession of these treasures gave me extreme delight; I now continually studied and exercised my mind upon these histories, whilst my friends were employed in their ordinary occupations.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
14  And you, my friend, would be far more amused with the journal of Clerval, who observed the scenery with an eye of feeling and delight, than in listening to my reflections.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
15  I love Elizabeth and look forward to our union with delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
Example Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
16  She opened her eyes and exclaimed in delight at the scene.
17  Jacelin seems to delight in making other people suffer.
18  Today, another American legend, Mark Twain, celebrated for the power of his language and his ability to delight and provoke, is also under attack.
19  "Come, my head is free at last!" said Alice in a tone of delight, which changed into alarm in another moment, when she found that her shoulders were nowhere to be found.
20  Our concern for Dwight Gooden, who injured his pitching arm in the game, will alloy our delight at the Yankees' victory.
21  The events of the past dovetail into those of the present, with parallels that surprise, astound, shock and delight.
22  We feasted that evening as on nectar and ambrosia; and not the least delight of the entertainment was the smile of gratification with which our hostess regarded us, as we satisfied our famished appetites on the delicate fare she liberally supplied.
23  No one can remain indifferent when an orchestra of Palestinian children comes to play for Holocaust survivors and to bring delight to the old people.
24  Whereupon the puppy jumped into the air off all its feet at once, with a yelp of delight, and rushed at the stick, and made believe to worry it.
25  She tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted!.
26  I looked at the blank wall: it seemed a sky thick with ascending stars,--every one lit me to a purpose or delight.
27  When he heard such words dropping carelessly from the lips of the members of this family, her family, he thrilled with delight.
28  If this is your first time experiencing its sizzling after hours delight, take a moment to browse through a few of our favorite posts from the past few months.
29  Be always as merry as ever you can, for no-one delights in a sorrowful man.
30  It was delightful news for me to learn that you have received a Doctor's Degree from Chicago University.