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ecstasy -- as in: a state of ecstasy
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  • His every word and movement was described with ecstasy.
  • "What are you about?" shouted Rostov, looking at him in an ecstasy of exasperation.
  • When he was within twenty paces, and Nicholas could clearly distinguish every detail of his handsome, happy young face, he experienced a feeling tenderness and ecstasy such as he had never before known.
  • Natasha was in ecstasies over "Uncle’s" singing.
  • A beatific smile of regret, repentance, and ecstasy beamed on M. de Beausset’s face and he glided away to the other generals.
  • You should have seen her ecstasy, and how he caught it for having stayed away so long.
  • His face expressed entreaty, agitation, and ecstasy.
  • And in Helene’s salon, which Rumyantsev himself honored with his visits, regarding Helene as a remarkably intelligent woman, they talked with the same ecstasy in 1812 as in 1808 of the "great nation" and the "great man," and regretted our rupture with France, a rupture which, according to them, ought to be promptly terminated by peace.

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  • the agony and the ecstasy of intense sports competition
  • The sculpture is called "The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa."

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