overjoy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overjoy cause to feel extremely joyful or happy "the economic growth overjoyed the German industry"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Overjoy Excessive joy; transport.
    • v. t Overjoy To make excessively joyful; to gratify extremely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overjoy To give great or extreme joy to; transport with gladness: generally in the past participle.
    • n overjoy Joy to excess; transport.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overjoy ō-vėr-joi′ to fill with great joy: to transport with delight or gladness
    • n Overjoy joy to excess: transport
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Quotations

  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.”
  • Judith Olney
    Judith Olney
    “Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.”

Usage

In literature:

You have very warm friends in the Miss Grants, who will be overjoyed to have you to themselves.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. Redmayne was overjoyed at seeing Ganns and quite forgot the object of his visit in the pleasure of receiving him.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
She felt flattered and almost overjoyed.
"The Lure of the North" by Harold Bindloss
This man, Cacasotte, as soon as the barge was taken, assumed to be greatly overjoyed.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
The sight indeed of this Bible so overjoyed me, as if an Angel had spoke to me from Heaven.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
I felt overjoyed that he was come.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
Who would not be glad, overjoyed, indeed, to get away from such an environment?
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
My mother was no less overjoyed.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
They were overjoyed in being together once more.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
My darling girl, I'm simply overjoyed.
"The Wheel of Life" by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
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In poetry:

And when they know of her coming,
Their hearts feel overjoy'd,
Because, in general, she finds work
For men that's unemploy'd.
"Attempted Assassination of the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall
At his birth there were angels from heav'n employ'd;
(Who at their commission were quite overjoy'd)
To proclaim to the world, that on that very morn,
Christ Jesus, their blessed Redeemer, was born.
"A Rehearsal Of Christ's Love Towards The World" by Rees Prichard
And so the broken harp they bring
With pitying smiles that none could blame;
Alas there's not a single string Of all that filled the tarnished frame!
But see! like children overjoyed,
His fingers rambling through the void!
"The Silent Melody" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Besides, there are sugar refineries and distilleries,
Also engineer works, saw-mills, rope-works, and breweries,
Where many of the inhabitants are daily employed,
And the wages they receive make their hearts feel overjoyed.
"The Ancient Town of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
And while at Balmoral she found work for men unemployed,
Which made the hearts of the poor men feel overjoyed;
And for Her Majesty they would have laid down their lives,
Because sometimes she saved them from starving, and their wives.
"The Death of the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall
Success to Miss Baxter, and praise to the late Doctor Baxter, John Boyd,
For I think the Dundonians ought to feel overjoyed
For their munificent gifts to the town of Dundee,
Which will cause their names to be handed down to posterity.
"The Inauguration of the University College" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Family, Friends ' Overjoyed ' as Reporters Leave N Korea.
Deborah Wade was " overjoyed " when she heard that the new director of schools, Dr Stan Curtis, had decided to make her principal of Marshall Elementary School.
After nearly 30 years in an aging facility, the people of Peachtree City Christian Church were overjoyed to move to their new location in August 2006.
It was barely two years ago that Kyle Arrington was overjoyed at making a… (Globe Staff/File ).
The troops hugged and kissed overjoyed relatives who'd waited on the Texas Army post for their 3 am arrival Sunday.
Cynthia, my best friend , was not touched or overjoyed or even grateful when I told her I wanted to make her wedding cake.
Zookeepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC were overjoyed when a female giant panda gave birth to her second cub.
A Texas man was caught by a red-light camera with an expired inspection sticker and it got him a traffic ticket for $137, which he wasn't exactly overjoyed about.
When those of us here at the City Paper caught wind of an American Idol spoiler claiming that Charleston's own Elise Testone had made the contest's Top 12 women, we were overjoyed.
Rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
There has been highs and lows throughout this entire process, but I've loved every minutes of it and am overjoyed to have seen my collection on the cat...
On Tuesday, December 4, Rob and his band Matchbox Twenty will perform their new single "Overjoyed," joined by the show's remaining contestants.
"Overjoyed" The New Video From Matchbox Twenty.
Here's a second single to look forward too on the album Overjoyed'.
"We're overjoyed at the nomination , and proud that we've played a role in preserving these very special recordings.".
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In science:

Because we can now see the very first stars that formed in the universe out to a very large distance on our past light-cone, we can survey a much larger volume than could the overjoyed observer at z ⬵ 38 at the sight of the first star.
The Dark Age of the Universe
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