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  • 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...   (source)
    elation = happiness and excitement
  • I was elated about the progress Jason had made, and I felt...   (source)
    elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • Yossarian thumbed his nose at Major Danby and laughed with smug elation.   (source)
    elation = high-spirited delight
  • I suffered the spasms of pain my uncle suffered, and these alternated with feelings of elation and power.   (source)
    elation = happiness and excitement
  • The rally had been a wild success. ... He was elated.   (source)
    elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • someone was saying in a bored voice from the front desk, and whatever elation I was experiencing screeched to a halt.   (source)
    elation = feeling of happiness and excitement
  • 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.   (source)
    elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • They both seem relieved . . . elated.   (source)
    elated = having a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • He was beginning to feel an elation in him, like a bubble blowing up in his chest.   (source)
    elation = feeling of happiness and excitement
  • He was elated when she told him the news,   (source)
    elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • The Director's threats had actually elated him, made him feel larger than life.   (source)
    elated = made to feel happy and excited
  • 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.   (source)
    elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • In all hunting I have had an elation and no feeling of wrong.   (source)
    elation = feeling of happiness and excitement
  • He walked over the snow, feeling giddy and elated.   (source)
    elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • 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."   (source)
    elation = happiness and excitement
  • I was greatly elated with my new command, and pleased with the bright, sunshiny weather   (source)
    elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • The Lord Marshal Agamemnon, elated at the sight, said to Idomeneus in the warmest tones:   (source)
  • The mood in the car was heavy, and at first I regretted having suggested the diversion, but the moment Dad saw the falls he was transformed, elated.†   (source)
  • Liesel sat on cold clean sheets, ashamed, elated.†   (source)
  • Below, the guards began pursuing the elated POWs, trying to force them back into the barracks.†   (source)
  • He was elated to be there.†   (source)
  • He's exhausted, but also elated, filled with a strange aching happiness.†   (source)
  • A sense of elation.†   (source)
  • Ye faced all these changes with equanimity, showing no sign of excitement or elation.†   (source)
  • From a glance at Helena, I could sense her elation.†   (source)
  • They made an appointment for the following week, and Lilian hung up, feeling strangely elated.†   (source)
  • Kenneth was elated.†   (source)
  • I looked down at the Copper Key in my hand and felt overcome with wonder and elation.†   (source)
  • I was elated to be on speaking terms with a tiger.†   (source)
  • And we needed that money so badly at the time, the whole family was elated.†   (source)
  • In my elation at the photo shoot today, I forgot to mention that today June 19th was my deceased mom's birthday.†   (source)
  • "Harry, c'mon, they'll be putting up your scores…… " Picking up the golden egg and his Firebolt, feeling more elated than he would have believed possible an hour ago, Harry ducked out of the tent, Ron by his side, talking fast.†   (source)
  • Then I was elated.†   (source)
  • Having said all that, Williams seemed strangely elated.†   (source)
  • Instead of disappointed, I felt elated, warmed by his smile and his words: "I know who you are!" he said with a glint in his eye.†   (source)
  • Even so, I was at once in a panic, much more so than Rose, who seemed rather elated by her action.†   (source)
  • He sat beside me and I could see him changing— from nervousness to depression, from fear to elation.†   (source)
  • I was elated, and I wasn't budging.†   (source)
  • That same elation crashing out of him.†   (source)
  • But as I watched Du Hai, my elation suddenly evaporated.†   (source)
  • Tiredness had made him superficially elated and forthcoming.†   (source)
  • I was elated!†   (source)
  • Buckley was elated.†   (source)
  • The cold was shocking, but I was elated to feel anything other than the hollow's tongue wrapping around my throat.†   (source)
  • She felt curiously elated.†   (source)
  • He shakes his head in a daze, as astonished as they are, elation still welling inside him.†   (source)
  • But the truth was that killing her made him sad—elated and sad all at once, as he had been with the wolf-killed doe.†   (source)
  • I was gleeful at first—secretly elated.†   (source)
  • But inwardly I was almost drunk at the lift in his mood—the same flood of elation I'd felt as a small child when the silences broke, when his footsteps grew light again and you heard him laughing at something, humming at the shaving mirror.†   (source)
  • Elated, he ran back to the house whooping, bringing new life to their preparations.†   (source)
  • I felt a moment of relief, even elation—none of them were my brother.†   (source)
  • I felt so many different things right then: elation at my father's strange expression of tenderness, and despair for his defeat.†   (source)
  • Both of us are elated we made it in one piece, and without being caught.†   (source)
  • He found that he felt neither elation nor anger.†   (source)
  • Jessica seemed elated by the attention, and her friends quickly joined us.†   (source)
  • I'm telling you, when you've been in a hostile, foreign environment for a while with no one to whom you can explain anything, being rescued by your own kind-tough, confident, organized guys, professional, hard-trained, armed to the teeth, ready for anything, bursting with friendship-well, it's a feeling of the highest possible elation.†   (source)
  • Such readers respond first of all, and sometimes only, to their reading on an emotional level; the work affects them, producing joy or revulsion, laughter or tears, anxiety or elation.†   (source)
  • Mae's eyes were suddenly wet, and she wiped them, feeling silly and elated and confused.†   (source)
  • Elation rasped in our throats.†   (source)
  • Was this some kind of end-of-the-world elation?†   (source)
  • Josh whispered, elated.†   (source)
  • There's a rush of elation, tempered with something else: a nameless dread.†   (source)
  • As I walked back through the town, past sleeping houses and dark inns, my mood swung from elation to doubt in the space of three brief breaths.†   (source)
  • The next day, however, when they sighted the cliffs of Caracoli, his fever had disappeared and his spirits were elated, because in the marasmus of the sedatives he had resolved once and for all that he did not give a damn about the brilliant future of the telegraph and that he would take this very same boat back to his old Street of Windows.†   (source)
  • We were tired but elated.†   (source)
  • I'm not saying I was elated or anything like that.†   (source)
  • Our elation was not dampened a bit when Colleen told us Marley was the only one up for the part.†   (source)
  • "And you were perfectly right," said her mother, quite elated now.†   (source)
  • Rather than feeling concerned about the warning he had given me, I felt elated that he had spoken with me for so long.†   (source)
  • That week, Mama and Dede came back elated from their weekly trip.†   (source)
  • He was elated.†   (source)
  • As elated as a rabbit when it finds it can still terrify a frog.†   (source)
  • Surveying this harvest of shirts and cigarette lighters, expensive machinery and cheap cuff links, Perry felt elatedly tall-now Mexico, a new chance, a "really living" life.†   (source)
  • I was both elated and wary of her enthusiasm What was in this for her?†   (source)
  • Her earlier elation has evaporated, and she's jittery, the way she is before a battle she thinks she won't win.†   (source)
  • The concept felt alien, like she was learning the customs of a foreign land, and it left her feeling strangely elated and wary at exactly the same time.†   (source)
  • He was so elated that his celebratory dance drew a yellow card.†   (source)
  • Full of elation and confidence, all his terrors forgotten, Hazel crawled over to Pipkin and together they slipped into the undergrowth.†   (source)
  • Then she took up her journey, comforted and strangely elated.†   (source)
  • Every time a random woman with a few missing teeth gave me a bar of deodorant soap I swung wildly from elation to despair at the loss of my life as I knew it.†   (source)
  • Coca-Cola executives were elated.†   (source)
  • I was elated.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Ed Blankenburger, who'd stood beside him, had been elated: Surely this barrage would all but obliterate the enemy.†   (source)
  • With a look of wide-eyed elation and pride, she blurted, "I know who Kathy Kogut's lover was."†   (source)
  • Once again, they were two children running, hugging, laughing, falling to the ground and rolling over and over, crashing against the pebbles, murmuring each other's names, elated to be back together.†   (source)
  • She was jubilant and I was elated, believing that her status would rise in her husband's home.†   (source)
  • Vladimir— I was both elated and disappointed to receive another letter from you.†   (source)
  • I can feel the elated expression falling off my face like jelly.†   (source)
  • He d read once that Hitler had frequently experienced profound physical reactions to the elation he felt when exercising his power.†   (source)
  • They were so elated that they stripped down to their underwear and began to change on the spot.†   (source)
  • Both men now felt elated and inwardly certain of their discovery.†   (source)
  • Just as he had shown no signs of despair when prospects looked bleak, he now showed no elation in what he wrote or in his outward manner or comments.†   (source)
  • Despite the anguish he felt, there welled up in Jason Bourne a deep sense of satisfaction, even of morbid elation.†   (source)
  • Then he dropped his right knee into the mud, and I knew what was coming, and I must admit to both elation and revulsion.†   (source)
  • Zalachenko suddenly felt elated and would have burst out laughing had he not been so trussed up.†   (source)
  • Annie had come back elated and told Grace that Tom Booker had agreed to come and see Pilgrim the following morning.†   (source)
  • A surge of something went through Clary—a sense of buzzing elation.†   (source)
  • Kiswana was elated and she cooed at the baby, "Hear that, sweetie?†   (source)
  • Petra switched straight from distress to elation.†   (source)
  • Chicken was still elated.†   (source)
  • A savage elation overcame Max.†   (source)
  • By the time the storm broke, evening was upon them and Tyrion Lannister was soaked through to the smallclothes, yet somehow he felt elated …. and even more so later, when he found a drunken Jorah Mormont in a pool of vomit in their cabin.†   (source)
  • Now, with the crisis successfully defused, John Fitzgerald Kennedy is elated.†   (source)
  • There was no triumph in his face, no elation, only the still intensity of contemplating a vision with a bitter wonder that was almost fear.†   (source)
  • They had laughed at my jokes at the beginning of the speech, but their laughter was co Joyless and forced that it depressed rather than elated me.†   (source)
  • Many were elated just to be without the chains and began turning somersaults, back flips, and other gymnastics commonly performed at tribal festivals and celebrations.†   (source)
  • Besides, he was already elated with the chasing.†   (source)
  • Even though he'd drunk nothing but water with his meal, he started to get that elated feeling that alcohol used to give him.†   (source)
  • He watched as Kessell, like some elated little boy, scurried away.†   (source)
  • I am so excited and elated, and everything wonderful and happy!†   (source)
  • I was so elated by the realization that I had not only located a pair of wolves, but by an incredible stroke of fortune had found their den as well, that I forgot all caution and ran to a nearby knoll in order to gain a better view of the den mouth.†   (source)
  • The elation of finally being alone was total.†   (source)
  • The door opened as Stormgren walked towards it, feeling nildly elated by his small victory.†   (source)
  • There were cans of beer from a boardwalk bar and of course this helped perpetuate my euphoria; even when Sophie and Nathan told me goodby—Sophie looking wan and unhappy and saying she felt a little sick—and abruptly left, I kept afloat on a high cloud of elation.†   (source)
  • She said the autumn never failed to amaze her; to elate.†   (source)
  • The feeling of extreme elation which I had expected, existed for a bare moment, then life subsided back into its groove and it was just another day.†   (source)
  • He was later to work than he'd been in months, and strange to say, it gave him a kind of satisfaction, almost elation.†   (source)
  • Can you tell me why strange feelings now come over me, dampening my strongest moments, weakening me and casting me down when I should be elated, when I should be filled with joy?†   (source)
  • But there was no time for elation.†   (source)
  • Lena felt elated — so strong and happy she could pick forever.†   (source)
  • It is said that men condemned to death are subject to sudden moments of elation; as if, like moths in the fire, their destmction were coincidental with attainment.†   (source)
  • These vast expanses gave him a feeling of freedom and elation.†   (source)
  • During the preparations, while the site was bought and cleared, and a contractor engaged to fmd men and material, he spent his time with Kenny, and what they discussed I do not know, but sometimes he came home elated and sometimes he was morose and dejected; and it was clear enough that the many delays they encountered irked his spirit beyond the telling.†   (source)
  • Her anger passed like a remote flare of elation.†   (source)
  • For every elation.†   (source)
  • He was in a mood of elation, a fine romantic mood, and things like bad food, or sagging mattresses were quite unimportant to him.†   (source)
  • We had ... the feeling of elation that comes after a good bullfight.   (source)
    elation = feeling of happiness and excitement
  • He acted very elated now.   (source)
    elated = excited and happy
  • A feeling of extraordinary elation took the place of my anger   (source)
    elation = feeling of happiness and excitement
  • In April the winter ceased abruptly. ... Without elation, without an interval of moist glory, the cold was gone.   (source)
  • I was elated when I received America's invitation.†   (source)
  • Harry walked on, feeling quietly elated.†   (source)
  • I was so elated by the possibility of seeing May and my parents, I couldn't contain my enthusiasm.†   (source)
  • He felt elated, something that had certainly never happened before in this dungeon.†   (source)
  • I suppose I should have been elated by the news.†   (source)
  • I realized again that I was alive, this time with gratitude and elation.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, I was elated and urgently wanted to tell my closest friends.†   (source)
  • He greeted everyone in his wide circle with blushing elation.†   (source)
  • I opened my eyes and he was staring at me with wonder and elation.†   (source)
  • It was a sound of both grief and elation.†   (source)
  • There was no elation in his voice, no emotion of any kind.†   (source)
  • I ask, both chilled and somewhat elated by the possibility.†   (source)
  • He didn't know whether to be horrified or elated.†   (source)
  • Thomas was elated that it was finally Minho's turn; surely he'd defend him to the end.†   (source)
  • "Gone?" echoed Harry, elation floating out of him, "What do you mean, it's gone?"†   (source)
  • Karna's elation and anger at the revelation.†   (source)
  • The POWs were elated; the Japanese were unnerved.†   (source)
  • Thomas couldn't help feeling a shot of pure elation at the thought.†   (source)
  • "Lola," she whispered, and could not deny the strange elation she felt.†   (source)
  • The sound filled Feyd-Rautha with elation.†   (source)
  • Naturally, when I finished I was exhausted, but also elated.†   (source)
  • Thomas felt his elation wither, and he stepped back and turned toward the Hole.†   (source)
  • Finding his former swordmaster filled him with elation.†   (source)
  • Paul saw the return of elation to his opponent, wondered at it.†   (source)
  • I wish it," Feyd-Rautha said, and Paul saw the elation on the man's face.†   (source)
  • Memory of the unsolved problem with Stilgar cooled some of Paul's elation.†   (source)
  • They must see that I share their elation.†   (source)
  • Melanie's exultant voice was loud, a silent shriek of elation.†   (source)
  • Elation surged within him as he hurried to the tunnel's mouth.†   (source)
  • Eragon understood, and elation filled him.†   (source)
  • I should have been elated, but I remembered Hearthstone's frantic signs: Too dangerous.†   (source)
  • After it ended, she found out she was pregnant with me, and she was elated.†   (source)
  • It was ridiculous that I should be so elated because a vampire knew my name.†   (source)
  • A sense of elation filled him; he had found one concrete lie!†   (source)
  • I thought for sure Henri would be elated today as the second person in the Selection to get a kiss.†   (source)
  • As elated as I was, I sensed that my freedom was a hollow victory.†   (source)
  • For one elated moment, Reyna thought it was a sign from Bellona.†   (source)
  • I remember my exhausted elation when I first held Josh and Kristen in my arms.†   (source)
  • His face was flushed, and she could tell that he was elated.†   (source)
  • Mazen punctures my elation as quickly as it had ballooned.†   (source)
  • Elated, Eragon sprang up and ran over to meet them.†   (source)
  • Yossarian dropped to his knees with a cold thrill of elation and aimed.†   (source)
  • Soon the autograph seekers and the well-wishers, startled but elated by his presence, surround him.†   (source)
  • The sort of thought that makes you feel dizzy and elated, like a fairground ride.†   (source)
  • However it had happened, Jason was elated to see their old friend in action once more.†   (source)
  • A chastened man, an older man, he remembered: All summer, to begin with, he felt elated.†   (source)
  • She began to wonder whether he was elated or crushed.†   (source)
  • He thought that now his life was going to end, and he felt a sense of tremendous elation and purity.†   (source)
  • The elation of scoring two runs in the top of the inning was quickly subdued.†   (source)
  • I felt so elated, my lifelong quest no longer seemed that important.†   (source)
  • In a macabre way, I'd think you'd be elated.†   (source)
  • He hustled, pulled, shoved, half carried this fever, this elation, unstruggling friend.†   (source)
  • I shouted with elation, and it came out as a screech, echoing through the cavern.†   (source)
  • He felt wildly elated, and using his elbows made an effort to push through to him.†   (source)
  • Joe Rosenthal arrived with his wife, Lee, and their two small children, feeling elated.†   (source)
  • In his old fighter's heart fluttered a sense of elation he had not felt for years.†   (source)
  • He did not know whether to be elated or terrified.†   (source)
  • He felt nothing, neither anguish nor elation.†   (source)
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