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ecstasy
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
a state of intense happiness
  • Is that you, Mr. Bumble, sir?' said Mrs. Mann, thrusting her head out of the window in well-affected ecstasies of joy.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (22% in)
  • But the number of workhouse inmates got thin as well as the paupers; and the board were in ecstasies.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (81% in)
  • 'Ha! ha!' roared Mr. Claypole, kicking up his legs in an ecstasy.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (92% in)
  • Some called for ladders, some for sledge-hammers; some ran with torches to and fro as if to seek them, and still came back and roared again; some spent their breath in impotent curses and execrations; some pressed forward with the ecstasy of madmen, and thus impeded the progress of those below; some among the boldest attempted to climb up by the water-spout and crevices in the wall; and all waved to and fro, in the darkness beneath, like a field of corn moved by an angry wind: and...
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (73% in)

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