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She reveled in her freedom.
  to take delight in

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to party — especially in a noisy way
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Strongly Associated with:   revelry
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  • She reveled in her freedom.
  • The team reveled in their victory.
  • They reveled until dawn.
  • But I will wed thee in another key,
    With pomp, with triumph, and with revelling.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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  • And the revel went whirlingly on, until at length there commenced the sounding of midnight upon the clock.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • From long and close association (in her solitary teens Dr. Finch had tried to make a scholar of her) Jean Louise had developed enough understanding of his subjects to follow him most of the time, and she reveled in his conversation.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Could I learn to revel in being a Mask?
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The Rat Man’s face screwed up to look even rattier, as if he reveled in telling bad news.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Our conversation drifted easily from one subject to the next, and I reveled in her undivided attention.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I often reveled in that feeling.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • There were ten or so members of the circus, all of them visible at all times, all of them wearing threadbare costumes that reveled in their antique humility.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I would revel in the complete darkness of B Dorm, listening to forty-eight other women breathe in a polyrhythm of deep sleep as I prepared the right measures of instant coffee, sugar, and Cremora.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • While Gabby and Travis chopped and stirred and conversed quietly about their day, he reveled in the contentment that she had brought him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I reveled in the feel of the ground through my shoes, the taste of the air, the quiet hush of wind brushing through the spring wheat in the fields.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Not really concerned about the others, just revelling in a private pleasure.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • I revel in relief.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • She crested the hill, reveling in the rush of escape, of freedom, of power—and then the torrent began.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • She taught me to revel.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • I curtsied, reveling in her fury.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Du Hai reveled in the new phrase he had learned from the newspaper.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • He may not revel in the pain he caused himself, but at least he could say that he chose it.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I reveled in class discussion and the Socratic method of drawing substance out of calcified minds untrained to think.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Across the town square I pedaled, over the canal on the Grote Hout bridge and along the Wagenweg, reveling in the thin winter sunshine.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • My toes clutch the tiny blades, revel in the softness and the damp earth beneath my feet.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • Such Corybantic revels as envisioned by the first owners never took place, however, since through some incredible oversight the raunchy entrepreneurs failed to realize that they had located their establishment in a neighborhood substantially as devoted to order and propriety as a community of Hard Shell Baptists or Mennonites.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • How I used to revel in such bitter little snobberies myself; how eay they were, once.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He reveled in the release of tension before finally tossing his head back and turning to me.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He chose to allow Yousef to believe that he was now and always a successful man reveling in the sex-drenched cities of America.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • They seem to revel in it, using their superhuman strength to toss other champions around like rag dolls.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • She reveled in the thrill of skin sliding against skin his to hers, hers to his—the heady friction of it.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Others seem to revel in her humiliation.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Newspaper headlines reveled in it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • How he reveled in saving me.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Allie knew by his silence that he was thinking about her and found that she reveled in it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • For several minutes Jurgis sat perfectly motionless, watching him, and reveling in the strange sensation of the champagne.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I had unchained an enemy among them whose joy it was to shed their blood and to revel in their groans.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • ’tis a night of revels: the gallants desire it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • But the issue is to accept who you are and revel in that.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • In the brief time that Louie had known Mac, the tail gunner had struck him as a decent, friendly guy, although a bit of a reveler, confident to the point of flippancy.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Their tail whipped in the air, and their joined minds reveled in the experience.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • You revel in their fine thoughts.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Deserted by Milo, they trudged homelessly through the reveling masses in futile search of a place to sleep.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In the harsh, hot wind, I heard Set laughing, reveling in his power.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He sits down to a sort of revel all by himself.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • He was reveling in feelings he should not have allowed himself to feel.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • As he got out of bed, he reveled in the honor of the job before him.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "There are ways for a human to join the faerie revels," Isabelle, who had been eavesdropping, put in.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • And the two friends told each other of their doings, the one of his hussar revels and life in the fighting line, the other of the pleasures and advantages of service under members of the Imperial family.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I pretend it’s a tropical shower, shaking my head and reveling in it.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • His body ached to do something, to rush out and revel in violence.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
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