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exalt
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
elevate with praise, glorify, or honor

or:

fill with sublime emotion
  • Maggie, thus exalted into Bob's exalting Madonna, laughed in spite of herself; at which her worshipper's blue eyes twinkled too, and under these favoring auspices he touched his cap and walked away.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (30% in)
  • But when Robert Bruce, on the black pony, rose in his stirrups, and lifting his good battle-axe, cracked at once the helmet and the skull of the too hasty knight at Bannockburn, then Tom felt all the exaltation of sympathy, and if he had had a cocoanut at hand, he would have cracked it at once with the poker.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (6% in)
  • Maggie, thus exalted into Bob's exalting Madonna, laughed in spite of herself; at which her worshipper's blue eyes twinkled too, and under these favoring auspices he touched his cap and walked away.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (30% in)
  • I think he must be love-sick for some unknown lady,—some exalted Beatrice whom he met abroad.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (20% in)
  • She and Stephen were in that stage of courtship which makes the most exquisite moment of youth, the freshest blossom-time of passion,—when each is sure of the other's love, but no formal declaration has been made, and all is mutual divination, exalting the most trivial word, the lightest gesture, into thrills delicate and delicious as wafted jasmine scent.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (47% in)
  • In poor Maggie's highly-strung, hungry nature,—just come away from a third-rate schoolroom, with all its jarring sounds and petty round of tasks,—these apparently trivial causes had the effect of rousing and exalting her imagination in a way that was mysterious to herself.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Confidential Moments (19% in)
  • Maggie felt that she was being led down the garden among the roses, being helped with firm, tender care into the boat, having the cushion and cloak arranged for her feet, and her parasol opened for her (which she had forgotten), all by this stronger presence that seemed to bear her along without any act of her own will, like the added self which comes with the sudden exalting influence of a strong tonic, and she felt nothing else.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (54% in)
  • ...let us help each other to stand and walk without more falling,"—to have done this would have demanded courage, deep pity, self-knowledge, generous trust; would have demanded a mind that tasted no piquancy in evil-speaking, that felt no self-exaltation in condemning, that cheated itself with no large words into the belief that life can have any moral end, any high religion, which excludes the striving after perfect truth, justice, and love toward the individual men and women who come...
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (13% in)

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