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Delight, subst. 1) high degree of pleasure or satisfaction: “my day's a. is past,” Ven. 380. “his other agents aim at like d.” Ven. 380 Lucr. 12. Lucr. 12 Lucr. 12 Lucr. 12 Lucr. 12 Sonn. 36, 8. 47, 14. Pilgr. 113. Pilgr. 113 LLL I, 1, 71. Mids. II, 1, 254. V, 114. Merch. II, 6, 67. John IV, 3, 69. R2 III, 4, 7. Rom. I, 2, 28. II, 5, 77. Hml. I, 2, 13. Oth. I, 1, 68. Ant. IV, 4, 21. Per. III, 2, 39. Plur. “--s:” As V, 4, 204. Rom. II, 6, 9. Ant. V, 2, 88. Followed by in: “their labour d. in them sets off,” Tp. III, 1, 2. Of d. == delightful: “figures of d. drawn after you,” Sonn. 98, 11. “pageants of d.” Gentl. IV, 4, 164. “affections of d.” H4B II, 3, 29. “To give d.” Tp. III, 2, 145. “to have d.” Sonn. 75, 11. Err. IV, 4, 118. R3 I, 1, 25. Oth. II, 1, 228. “have a d.” Meas. II, 1, 134. “to take d.” Sonn. 37, 1. 75, 11. LLL I, 2, 134. “to take d. in sth.:” As I, 2, 168. Mids. III, 2, 455. Shr. I, 1, 92. Tw. I, 5, 89. II, 4, 12. H6A III, 1, 111. Hml. II, 2, 341.
2) that which gives pleasure: “the foul boar's conquest on her fair d.” Ven. 1030. “marks thee for my earth's d.” Lucr. 487. Wiv. V, 5, 158. Mids. V, 41. Merch. II, 8, 53. Troil. V, 2, 140. Per. IV, 4, 12. Plur. “--s:” LLL I, 1, 29. H6A V, 5, 17. H8 V, 1, 3. Troil. II, 2, 143. Mcb. IV, 1, 128. Hml. III, 1, 27.
3) the faculty of giving pleasure, the charm: “her best is bettered with a more d.” Ven. 78. “of more d. than hawks or horses be,” Sonn. 91, 11. “sweets grown common lose their sweet d.” 102, 12. 102, 12 102, 12 “paint the meadows with d.” LLL V, 2, 907. “find d. writ there with beauty's pen,” Rom. I, 3, 82.
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