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exult
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
feel or express extreme happiness or elation
  • For, when swimming before his exulting pursuers, with every apparent symptom of alarm, he had several times been known to turn round suddenly, and, bearing down upon them, either stave their boats to splinters, or drive them back in consternation to their ship.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (41% in)
  • This ended, in prolonged solemn tones, like the continual tolling of a bell in a ship that is foundering at sea in a fog—in such tones he commenced reading the following hymn; but changing his manner towards the concluding stanzas, burst forth with a pealing exultation and joy— "The ribs and terrors in the whale, Arched over me a dismal gloom, While all God's sun-lit waves rolled by, And lift me deepening down to doom.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (38% in)
  • Thou saw'st the locked lovers when leaping from their flaming ship; heart to heart they sank beneath the exulting wave; true to each other, when heaven seemed false to them.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (14% in)
  • "Aye, aye—they were mine—MY irons," cried Ahab, exultingly—"but on!"
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (15% in)

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