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  • The elated winner couldn’t stop smiling.
  • I felt elated the first day of summer break.
  • For a moment, I experience the elation of his rescue.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But for the moment, I feel something close to elation and I let myself savor it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire

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  • The elation of his escape had faded rapidly, leaving him with pain and thoughts of his new life in the Glade.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • On the up side, I was elated to play in the bright rays of the summer sun.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • I suffered the spasms of pain my uncle suffered, and these alternated with feelings of elation and power.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Yossarian thumbed his nose at Major Danby and laughed with smug elation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A feeling of extraordinary elation took the place of my anger
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • I was greatly elated with my new command, and pleased with the bright, sunshiny weather
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island

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  • The Director’s threats had actually elated him, made him feel larger than life.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Elated, I ran to Mother’s house faster than ever before.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • The rally had been a wild success. ... He was elated.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • As she thumbed through the documents, the elation on her face dissolved into frustration.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Then I heard yelling, elated screams, and I saw Luke racing toward the boundary line with the red team’s banner lifted high.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • In all hunting I have had an elation and no feeling of wrong.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • He was beginning to feel an elation in him, like a bubble blowing up in his chest.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • He acted very elated now.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • The Lord Marshal Agamemnon, elated at the sight, said to Idomeneus in the warmest tones:
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Winnie felt her elation, and her thoughtless pleasure,
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • He walked over the snow, feeling giddy and elated.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • They were so elated by their own hospitality, and by all the goodies waiting inside, that they did not take a good look at their guests while they sang.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He had thought that he would feel elated if they managed to steal back the Horcrux, but somehow he did not; all he felt... was worry about what would happen next.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Paul felt a kind of elation.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I felt a trembling sense of elation as I started pulling out the pages I’d taken from the Institute.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • One feeling they did seem to share, however, was a curious kind of elated community spirit, something like that of the Londoners after their blitz — a pride in the way they and their fellow-survivors had stood up to a dreadful ordeal.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • We had ... the feeling of elation that comes after a good bullfight.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • In April the winter ceased abruptly. ... Without elation, without an interval of moist glory, the cold was gone.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • someone was saying in a bored voice from the front desk, and whatever elation I was experiencing screeched to a halt.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • They both seem relieved . . . elated.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • I was elated about the progress Jason had made, and I felt...
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • ...she felt relieved and elated that she had not been caught.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Suddenly there was the old sense of terrified elation, of wanting to laugh and cry together when he saw the innocents of the earth wandering the snowy streets the day before Christmas among all the tired men and women whose faces were dirty with guilt, unwashed of sin, and...
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • So Small God laughed a hollow laugh, and skipped away cheerfully. ... The source of his brittle elation was the relative smallness of his misfortune.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • I was elated, if a bit frightened.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • He was elated when she told him the news,
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Elation ran all through his body,
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • When he hung up I went out into the garden and could hardly keep the elation out of my voice as I said to my mother, "Tony Becker just called me."
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • I listened to Sims recite the numbers, how much methane we would recover to light how many homes, and I felt a weird elation, a loyalty to the company and the cause.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Hedge charged forward with an elated "Woot!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "the man may know the greatest elation and the most savage despair-as if, in anticipation of eternity in heaven or in hell, he were previewing both."
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • And all at once she was elated.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • Her earlier elation has evaporated, and she’s jittery, the way she is before a battle she thinks she won’t win.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • That night in his laundry room when I thought for a brief moment that we could finally be together, I had never felt so elated.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • His elation drained away.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • I was so elated by the possibility of seeing May and my parents, I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I was elated when I received America’s invitation.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I thought for sure Henri would be elated today as the second person in the Selection to get a kiss.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Mae’s eyes were suddenly wet, and she wiped them, feeling silly and elated and confused.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The cold was shocking, but I was elated to feel anything other than the hollow’s tongue wrapping around my throat.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
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