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The Brothers Karamazov
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ecstasy -- as in: a state of ecstasy
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • But as for you, holy being, let me tell you, I am brimming over with ecstasy.
  • It’s not enjoyment though, but ecstasy.
  • Ah, Alyosha, what a pity you can’t understand ecstasy.
  • Sometimes he broke off altogether, as though to take breath, and recover his strength, but he was in a sort of ecstasy.
  • Many of the women in the crowd were moved to tears of ecstasy by the effect of the moment: some strove to kiss the hem of his garment, others cried out in sing-song voices.
  • Besides all this, he noticed at her first words that she was in great excitement, an excitement perhaps quite exceptional and almost approaching ecstasy.
  • The conviction that after his death the elder would bring extraordinary glory to the monastery was even stronger in Alyosha than in any one there, and, of late, a kind of deep flame of inner ecstasy burnt more and more strongly in his heart.
  • I was in ecstasy, laughing and talking all the way, I don’t remember what about.
  • Treasure this ecstasy, however senseless it may seem to men.
  • Seek that rapture and ecstasy.
  • Don’t be ashamed of that ecstasy, prize it, for it is a gift of God and a great one; it is not given to many but only to the elect.
  • Oh! in his rapture he was weeping even over those stars, which were shining to him from the abyss of space, and "he was not ashamed of that ecstasy."
  • He had fallen on the earth a weak boy, but he rose up a resolute champion, and he knew and felt it suddenly at the very moment of his ecstasy.
  • "I will give you more, infinitely more than three thousand!" cried Madame Hohlakov, looking with a radiant smile at Mitya’s ecstasy.
  • "I will efface myself!" he said, in a rush of almost hysterical ecstasy.
  • He spoke of many things, he seemed anxious before the moment of death to say everything he had not said in his life, and not simply for the sake of instructing them, but as though thirsting to share with all men and all creation his joy and ecstasy, and once more in his life to open his whole heart.
  • But though suffering, he still looked at them with a smile, sank slowly from his chair on to his knees, then bowed his face to the ground, stretched out his arms and as though in joyful ecstasy, praying and kissing the ground, quietly and joyfully gave up his soul to God.
  • Henceforward I will never, never abandon him!" she cried, breaking into a sort of pale, hysterical ecstasy.
  • (He was still in a state of ecstasy.
  • Because you are just like me," cried Kolya, in positive ecstasy.
  • "A great writer(9) of the last epoch, comparing Russia to a swift troika galloping to an unknown goal, exclaims, ’Oh, troika, birdlike troika, who invented thee!’ and adds, in proud ecstasy, that all the peoples of the world stand aside respectfully to make way for the recklessly galloping troika to pass.

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