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ecstasy
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

5 uses
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Definition
a state of intense happiness
  • It was then that the ecstasy and the dream began, in which emotion was the matter of the universe, and matter but an adventitious intrusion likely to hinder you from spinning where you wanted to spin.
    1 — The Maiden (85% in)
  • The ecstasy of faith almost apotheosized her; it set upon her face a glowing irradiation, and brought a red spot into the middle of each cheek; while the miniature candle-flame inverted in her eye-pupils shone like a diamond.
    2 — Maiden No More (80% in)
  • Four months or so of torturing ecstasy in his society—of "pleasure girdled about with pain".
    4 — The Consequence (4% in)
  • Reckless, inconsiderate acceptance of him; to close with him at the altar, revealing nothing, and chancing discovery; to snatch ripe pleasure before the iron teeth of pain could have time to shut upon her: that was what love counselled; and in almost a terror of ecstasy Tess divined that, despite her many months of lonely self-chastisement, wrestlings, communings, schemes to lead a future of austere isolation, love's counsel would prevail.
    4 — The Consequence (35% in)
  • The days of declining autumn which followed her assent, beginning with the month of October, formed a season through which she lived in spiritual altitudes more nearly approaching ecstasy than any other period of her life.
    4 — The Consequence (54% in)

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