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There were tears of joy in her eyes.
Penny could have shouted with joy.
He could hardly contain his joy at seeing her again.
To my joy, the meeting was cancelled.
Discover the joys of skiing.
It was a real joy to see the children playing happily together at last.
Jonathan flies for the sheer joy of exploring what he can do.
Her delight was a joy to watch.
This is the British English definition of joy. View American English definition of joy.
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