rejoice in


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"Let us be kind and rejoice in one another and leave all squabbles and ugliness to the dull dogs who can only become articulate when they bark and growl. The world is so dreadful in many ways. Do let us be tender with each other."

I couldn't understandt the meaning of "rejoice in" in the context.
  • ireney

    Senior Member
    Greek Greece Mod of Greek, CC and CD
    Hi there

    I think it's let us feel happiness caused by one another (be happy because we are in each other's presence)

    Thomas F. O'Gara

    Senior Member
    English USA
    The phrase has a certain biblical sound to it, as in "rejoice in the Lord", and it should be understood keeping that in mind. It's not common in modern spoken English.