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ecstasy -- as in: a state of ecstasy
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Angels & Demons
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  • Though some thought it a masterpiece, Pope Urban VIII had rejected The Ecstasy of St. Teresa as too sexually explicit for the Vatican.
  • An English critic had once condemned The Ecstasy of St. Teresa as "the most unfit ornament ever to be placed in a Christian Church."
  • The note indicated that the famous Bernini sculpture, The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, shortly after its unveiling, had been moved from its original location inside the Vatican.
  • Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa rose up like some sort of pornographic still life . the saint on her back, arched in pleasure, mouth open in a moan, and over her, an angel pointing his spear of fire.
  • Langdon moved past the firemen toward Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa.

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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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