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joy

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An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
William James
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Via Middle English and Old French, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gaudium.

Noun

Singular
joy

Plural
s

joy (s)
  1. (uncountable) The feeling of happiness, extreme cheerfulness.
    They will be a source of strength and joy in your life.
  2. (countable) An activity etc which causes this feeling.
    The joys and demands of new parents.

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Verb

Infinitive
to joy

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to joy (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To feel joy, to rejoice.
    • 1885: I swore readily enough to this and he joyed with exceeding joy and embraced me round the neck while love for him possessed my whole heart. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 18

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