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ecstatic
used in War and Peace

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feeling intense happiness and excitement (as when in a state of ecstasy)
  • And she smiled her ecstatic smile.
    Book One — 1805 (3% in)
  • It was the third time that day that, with an ecstatic and artless smile, she had met him in secluded passages.
    Book One — 1805 (97% in)
  • "Oh, Natasha!" said Sonya, looking ecstatically and earnestly at her friend as if she did not consider her worthy to hear what she meant to say and as if she were saying it to someone else, with whom joking was out of the question, "I am in love with your brother once for all and, whatever may happen to him or to me, shall never cease to love him as long as I live."
    Book Three — 1805 (36% in)
  • Not daring to look round and without looking round, he was ecstatically conscious of his approach.
    Book Three — 1805 (57% in)
  • And he was not the only man to experience that feeling during those memorable days preceding the battle of Austerlitz: nine tenths of the men in the Russian army were then in love, though less ecstatically, with their Tsar and the glory of the Russian arms.
    Book Three — 1805 (60% in)
  • Young Rostov's ecstatic voice could be heard above the three hundred others.
    Book Four — 1806 (29% in)
  • Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (61% in)
  • Prince Andrew, with a beaming, ecstatic expression of renewed life on his face, paused in front of Pierre and, not noticing his sad look, smiled at him with the egotism of joy.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (81% in)
  • At the same moment Natasha, without drawing breath, screamed joyously, ecstatically, and so piercingly that it set everyone's ear tingling.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (43% in)
  • "Vivat!" shouted the Poles, ecstatically, breaking their ranks and pressing against one another to see him.
    Book Nine — 1812 (7% in)
  • And as soon as they had got out, in their soaked and streaming clothes, they shouted "Vivat!" and looked ecstatically at the spot where Napoleon had been but where he no longer was and at that moment considered themselves happy.
    Book Nine — 1812 (8% in)
  • It is all because we want to ape the foolish enthusiasm of those Muscovites," Prince Vasili continued, forgetting for a moment that though at Helene's one had to ridicule the Moscow enthusiasm, at Anna Pavlovna's one had to be ecstatic about it.
    Book Ten — 1812 (19% in)
  • Vive l'Empereur!" came those ecstatic cries.
    Book Ten — 1812 (71% in)
  • He remembered everything, and ecstatic pity and love for that man overflowed his happy heart.
    Book Ten — 1812 (96% in)
  • "Look here," he added, taking Gerasim by a button of his coat and looking down at the old man with moist, shining, and ecstatic eyes, "I say, do you know that there is going to be a battle tomorrow?"
    Book Eleven — 1812 (44% in)
  • From the time he received his commission, and especially since he had joined the active army and taken part in the battle of Vyazma, Petya had been in a constant state of blissful excitement at being grown-up and in a perpetual ecstatic hurry not to miss any chance to do something really heroic.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (33% in)
  • Sitting at table with the officers and tearing the fat savory mutton with his hands, down which the grease trickled, Petya was in an ecstatic childish state of love for all men, and consequently of confidence that others loved him in the same way.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (35% in)
  • "Like my father?" asked the boy, flushing crimson and looking up at Pierre with bright, ecstatic eyes.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (65% in)

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