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revel
used in The Brothers Karamazov

8 uses
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Definition
to take delight in

or:

to party — especially in a noisy way
  • They both recognize it and revel in it.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (37% in)
  • He championed her cause, abusing Fyodor Pavlovitch in a manner little befitting a servant, and on one occasion broke up the revels and drove all the disorderly women out of the house.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (26% in)
  • A man may know that nobody has insulted him, but that he has invented the insult for himself, has lied and exaggerated to make it picturesque, has caught at a word and made a mountain out of a molehill—he knows that himself, yet he will be the first to take offense, and will revel in his resentment till he feels great pleasure in it, and so pass to genuine vindictiveness.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (17% in)
  • It happened one clear, warm, moonlight night in September (many years ago) five or six drunken revelers were returning from the club at a very late hour, according to our provincial notions.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (10% in)
  • Among the nettles and burdocks under the hurdle our revelers saw Lizaveta asleep.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (10% in)
  • The revelers, of course, laughed at this unexpected opinion; and one of them even began challenging him to act upon it.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (10% in)
  • I want to have music, singing, a revel, as we had before.
    Book 8 — Mitya (68% in)
  • Throughout their revels he kept close to his adored mistress, who was at the banquet with him and was more charming and fascinating to him than ever—he did not leave her side, abasing himself in his homage before her.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (62% in)

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