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exaltation

Definitions

  • The Exaltation of Man
    The Exaltation of Man
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exaltation the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
    • n exaltation a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
    • n exaltation the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
    • n exaltation a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A group of larks is called an exaltation
    • Exaltation (Med) An abnormal sense of personal well-being, power, or importance, -- a symptom observed in various forms of insanity.
    • Exaltation (Astrol) That place of a planet in the zodiac in which it was supposed to exert its strongest influence.
    • Exaltation The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation. "Wondering at my flight, and change To this high exaltation ."
    • Exaltation (Alchem) The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exaltation The act of raising high, or the state of being raised high; elevation as to power, office, rank, dignity, or excellence; a state of dignity or loftiness: as, exaltation of rank or character. The word is specifically applied to the induction of a pope into office: as, the exaltation of Leo XIII.
    • n exaltation Mental elevation; a state of mind in which a person possesses elevated thoughts and noble aspirations.
    • n exaltation In alchemy, the refinement or subtilization of bodies or of their qualities and virtues.
    • n exaltation In astrology, an essential dignity, next in importance to that of house; that situation of a planet in the zodiac where it was supposed to have the most influence. The sun is in exaltation in the 19th degree of Aries, the moon in the 3d degree of Taurus, Jupiter in the 15th degree of Cancer, Mercury in the 15th degree of Virgo, Saturn in the 21st degree of Libra, Mars in the 28th degree of Capricorn, Venus in the 27th degree of Pisces. The position of the sun's exaltation is that in which he passes wholly to the upper side of the zodiac. The reasons for the other positions given by Ptolemy are arbitrary and fanciful.
    • n exaltation In falconry, a flight of larks.
    • n exaltation An abnormal mental condition marked by an overweening sense of self-importance (amounting even to delusions of grandeur), an optimistic contentedness with one's surroundings or condition, and a state almost of rapture or ecstasy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exaltation elevation in rank or dignity: high estate: elation:
    • n Exaltation (astrol.) the position of a planet in the zodiac where it was supposed to wield the greatest influence
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Quotations

  • Robert Browning
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    “'Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
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    “It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exaltatio,: cf. F.exaltation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exaltāreex, altus, high.

Usage

In literature:

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
The convention of the Silver-Grays, held at Utica in October, did not exalt its members.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Exaltation took hold of her as she recalled the miracles of orthodox faith and the eternal promise of compassion.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
The exaltation spread out from him to her, it tingled through their finger-tips, it covered her from head to foot.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
A man in love will accept any convention exalting the object of his passion and in this indirect way his passion itself.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
His expression was exalted, his short-sighted eyes were alive with inward light.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The power of the exalted moment is the very motor of human life.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
The wrath in "exalted quarters" may be imagined.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
It will exalt and ennoble your soul.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
Cranmer's elevation was owing to a fortunate circumstance, notwithstanding his exalted merit.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
By precisely the same way, only indefinitely expanded and exalted, do we possess Him here, and shall we possess Him hereafter.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Hatred of pedantry too easily leads to hatred of culture, and hatred of hypocrisy to distrust of the more exalted virtues.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
He exalts the body because in doing so he exalts the soul.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
If he had gone back with the old love, even exalted and refined, he would surely have blundered again.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
It is in vain that men's thoughts exalt themselves against the purposes of God.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
The world comprises the exalted, the wise, the learned, the mighty.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Or man surmounts the grave, or gain is loss, And worth exalted humbles us the more.
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
Exaltation of mood affected Nort and Anthy quite differently.
"Hempfield" by David Grayson
Your feelings are exalted and worthy of all reverence.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
People talk of symbolism as if it were a very high and exalted thing.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
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In poetry:

Be Thou, O God, exalted high,
And as Thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd,
Till Thou art here as there obey'd.
"Old Hundred" by Martin Luther
Come, magnify the Lord with me,
Come, let us all exalt his name;
I sought th' eternal God, and he
Has not exposed my hope to shame.
"Psalm 34 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Their minds are humble, mild, and meek,
Nor let their fury rise;
Nor passion moves their lips to speak,
Nor pride exalts their eyes.
"Hymn 36" by Isaac Watts
They put thy judgments from their sight,
And then insult the poor;
They boast in their exalted height,
That they shall fall no more.
"Psalm 10" by Isaac Watts
God shall exalt his glorious head,
And his high throne maintain;
Shall strike the powers and princes dead
Who dare oppose his reign.
"Psalm 110" by Isaac Watts
Before the scoffers of the age
I will exalt my Father's name,
Nor tremble at their mighty rage,
But meet reproach, and bear the shame.
"Psalm 18 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Lincoln's humanity exalted as he juggles civil war, abolition and fractious family life.
H is Exalted Majesty Barack Hussein Obama II, Lord of the Flies, Keeper of the Hoops, and Protector of the Holy Cities of Honolulu and Chicago, is right.
He was the undisputed Master of Suspense -- a cinematic genius, who via exalted films like "Vertigo," "Rear Window" and "Psycho," took delight in visualizing his characters' personal demons.
THE memories of a mouse may seldom rise above the mundane but it probably creates them with much the same genetic machinery as do humans in recording their sometimes more exalted thoughts.
In case you ever wondered, a herd of cows, a flock of chickens, a school of fish, a gaggle of geese, a pride of lions, a murder of crows, an exaltation of doves, a parliament of owls.
The heart of regional cooking lies in the ability of its chefs not only to work within the limitations imposed by the meager ingredients available but also to exalt those limitations as the soul of the cuisine itself.
Internet helps build, shape new Exalt Church.
Angellia Logsdon welcomes people to Exalt Church at Wilson Christian Academy on Sunday.
Editor's Viewpoint: At last, let us exalt politics in action.
New Developments for Exalt Cycle Collections.
Exalt Cycle Presents the Junior Collection.
Upcoming New Sun Products from Exalt Cycle.
Exaltation isn't a new doctrine.
Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
The Virtues Of Texting Exalted In Sandy's Heartbreaking Wake.
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In science:

Despite its success in time series modelling, the Markov property has had a less exalted role in spatial statistics.
Think continuous: Markovian Gaussian models in spatial statistics
God knows I do not like exclamation points. I generally prefer AngloSaxon understatement to the exalted declarations of the Slavic soul.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
Apparently neither the Kuiper Belt nor exoplanets have worked their way into this exalted source yet.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
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