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archaic a joyous feeling or festivity


(ˈdʒɔɪ əns)

n. Archaic.
joyous feeling; gladness.
[1580–90; joy + -ance (coined by Spenser)]
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With this new development surfaced in the Punjab Education sector, the wave of joyance hit the male and female teachers across the Punjab including Rawalpindi who is waiting their transfers for three years.
Feed the ducks at Thompson's Park The grade II-listed park in Canton is on a 10-acre site and is well-known for Joyance, a statue of a boy playing with a jet of water, which is the centrepiece of the pond.
31, 77); The Sermon of AdurbadiMahraspandan states: "Take pastime and joyance in measure" (Navabi:1976, 562; Cf.
I will therefore content myself with observing that joying for joy or joyance is not to my taste--indeed I object to such liberties upon principle" (Graves 1:351).
His Joyance statue in Cardiff's Thompson's Park has been taken four times.
The theft of the statue follows a similar incident in Cardiff earlier this month, when thieves cut a statue - called Joyance - from the water fountain in the city's Thompson's Park.
Each June the owner joyance found In one prized tree that held its ground, One tenant old where all was new,-- Rip's Lilac to its youth still true.
Coleridge even, correcting Berkeley, provides a relation and equalization between light and sound: the "one life" in "The Eolian Harp" is "a light in sound, a sound-like power in light / Rhythm in all thought, and joyance everywhere" (28 -9).
That images were mostly covert and often informal does not make them insignificant in the affirmation of this joyance.
A feature of the park was the water fountain with the statue of the boy with the butterfly called Joyance.
Joyance, Goscombe John's famous - and much stolen - statue of a boy in Thompson's Park PICTURE: Peter
The original of the Joyance statue was taken 40 years ago.