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Definition joyously unrestrained

More rarely, exuberance can refer to unrestrained enthusiasm that is not necessarily joyous (as in "the wild exuberance of a cavalry charge").  In another less common sense, it can refer to plants growing in extreme abundance.
  • People were exuberant with the initial success of the revolution.
exuberant = joyously unrestrained
  • The dancers are as exuberant as they are talented.
  • In an exuberant moment, she promised to go out with him.
  • On the contrary, I can never recollect having seen him in such exuberant spirits.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • as he and Noel agreed, in exuberant logic, he'd arrived with next to nothing, so what harm done if he went home the same way?
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • exuberant = joyously unrestrained
  • And she builds with momentum as she starts to circle the room with an exuberant, almost tearfully happy release.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • exuberant = joyously unrestrained
  • I once told a friend of mine, in a moment of exuberance, 'I'm gonna be the healthiest old man you ever met!'
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • exuberance = unrestrained joy
  • He felt exuberant, wanting to burst into song, his usual shyness gone.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • exuberant = joyously unrestrained
  • It had been the wild exuberance of a cavalry charge that night in Ohio.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • exuberance = unrestrained enthusiasm
  • He played with taste, but with more feeling than was always justified, and into his music poured all his honest, sentimental, exuberant soul.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • How impossible was it to sleep, in the exuberant possession of such blessedness
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • It was not often that this took a practical form, though it is on record that in an exuberant moment he once gave a small boy a halfpenny.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
  • Felix, on the other hand, sprang to his feet with alert politeness and greeted his friend with exuberant cordiality.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  My Lady's Money
  • The girl's exuberant vitality asserted itself all over her, from head to foot.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  No Name
  • 'So far as I could see, all the world displayed the same exuberant richness as the Thames valley.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The Time Machine
  • He detested women with a too exuberant vitality and a lack of .
    London, Jack  --  The Strength of the Strong
  • They are a little exuberant at having broken the trammels of custom.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Beyond the City
  • At sight of him they danced and cried out in exuberant joy.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Return of Tarzan
  • For once our volatile and exuberant spirits are hopelessly subdued.
    London, Jack  --  Before Adam
  • As for the Good Sport, she was larger, blonder, and more exuberant than ever and she was addressing someone as 'Bill'.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  Uneasy Money

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