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exult

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Definition feel or express extreme happiness or elation
  • —Go together, You precious winners all; your exultation Partake to every one.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There we all looked upon him for a while, exulting greatly in our success, but yet with a sort of pity for the man's shame.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • He was exulting to the sky.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • She looked up, and saw Nettie's eyes resting on her with tenderness and exultation.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was wild and exulting, like a hawk's shrill cry.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Margaery Tyrell is done, she thought, exulting.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The ghosts cheered and threw spectral confetti as Bacchus strode around the stadium with his arms raised triumphantly, exulting in the worship.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He bled the doe clean, then butchered out one loin and took it back to his camp, exulting.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • The Americans contemplate this extraordinary and hasty progress with exultation; but they would be wiser to consider it with sorrow and alarm.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He was impelled toward murder as much through the thirst for excitement, exultation, and elation as he was through fear!
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Mr. Curtain's face, though pale and drawn, quite gleamed with exultation.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Agravaine, exulting in his cold mind, thought: "Hoist with his own petard!"
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • At one moment, when the cries of exultation in the distance were swelling to a roar, Tarrou stopped abruptly.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • My evil destiny pursued me as if in exultation, and proved, indeed, that the exercise of its mysterious dominion had as yet only begun.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Even her triumph was measured and decorous; the faculty of exultation had been chilled by disuse.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • On the seventh, he returned earlier, and with an exultation he could not conceal.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I remember the exultation with which I said to myself, 'He can't walk—he is crawling on all-fours—I've got him.'
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Trusting to luck and daring he went on, somehow conscious of a grim exultance in the moment.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • There was a muffled exultation from the other side.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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