Here we have a novel, and a novelist, delighting in the joy of language itself.
He had been delighting in zooming about just moments before.
She began riding to school and through the streets of her hometown, delighting in the freedom she felt.
He fairly flew over the road, Virginia delighting in his every motion.
Elise was delighting in her steady work, the first she had ever been allowed to do.
He became a very affectionate animal, delighting much in being petted, and following like a dog when taken out for walk.
I pressed the glove to my face, delighting in its imagined likeness to myself.
He took her in his arms and kissed her, delighting in her young beauty and freshness with all the appreciation of a connoisseur.
The good people thought they were delighting their son by these eulogies.
He is the Spagnolet of history, delighting himself with horrors at which the 240 painter himself must have started.
c.1200, delit, from Old French delit "pleasure, delight, sexual desire," from delitier "please greatly, charm," from Latin delectare "to allure, delight, charm, please," frequentative of delicere "entice" (see delicious). Spelled delite until 16c. when it changed under influence of light, flight, etc.
c.1200, deliten, from Old French delitier (see delight (n.)). Related: Delighted; delighting.