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exult

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exult to express great joy "Who cannot exult in Spring?"
    • v exult feel extreme happiness or elation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Exult To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph; as, an exulting heart. "An exulting countenance.""The dumb shall sing, the lame his crutch forego,
      And leap exulting like the bounding roe."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exult To leap for joy; rejoice exceedingly; especially, to rejoice in triumph; triumph: as, to exult over a fallen adversary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Exult egz-ult′ to rejoice exceedingly: to triumph
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Quotations

  • Thomas Kempis
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    “Thou art my glory and the exultation of y heart: thou art my hope and refuge in the day of my trouble.”
  • Martin Buber
    Martin Buber
    “Leisure is the exultation of the possible.”
  • John Masefield
    John Masefield
    “Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exultare, exsultare, exultatum, exsultatum, to leap vigorously, to exult, intens. fr. exsilire, to spring out or up; ex, out + salire, to spring, leap: cf. F. exulter,. See Salient
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exsultāre, -ātum, from exsilīreex, out or up, salīre, to leap.

Usage

In literature:

An exultation seized him which beat throbbingly in his temples and fired his soul with recklessness.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
This gave new and exultant vigour to the British.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
At Wareville there was a shout of joy and exultation at their arrival.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She proceeded to pour her exultation into Susan.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Anthony turned to Isabel, exultant and interested.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
And to-day, at this moment, he felt exultant.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Let woman tremble rather than exult, when she is the object of a passion so intense.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The boy two seats ahead of him turned with an exultant grin on his freckled face.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
He had never seen such a free, wild, human thing rejoicing exultantly in its liberty.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
In less than an hour he was back again, breathless and exultant.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
But Mina, though no longer exultant and no more fearless, would be loyal and constant all the same.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
He flung up his arms with an exultant shout.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
He lifted his arms and shook them as the young eagle exults.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
If the rebels were confident and exultant, our own men were filled with the deepest despondency.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
I was exultantly happy that I didn't.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Dirke wore the ring, and he gloried in wearing it, as he took his place, elate, exultant, yet perfectly self-contained.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
His blood leaped at the thought; he wished to proclaim his exultation to the world.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Great was the exultation of the American seaman at this happy termination of his labor.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
A wild and exultant spirit flowed up in him.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
With wilder zeal the exultant Crusaders battle, and with greater fury the enraged infidels.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
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In poetry:

As plague in a poisonous city
Insults and exults on her dead,
So you, when pallid for pity
Comes love, and fawns to be fed.
"Satia te Sanguine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Lo, how bright-eyed morn awaketh
Tower and temple, nook and Nile;
How the sun exultant maketh
All the world return his smile!
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And he, like Memnon, thrilled to exultation,
As if unable longer to be mute,
Has lifted to his lips in adoration
His simple flute.
"Beside Lake Como" by John Lawson Stoddard
A voiceful wind, instinct with life,
Swept its wild harp's exultant strings,
And all the scented air was rife
With whir of cleaving wings.
"A Contrast" by Cicely Fox Smith
And now they both haste from their cot,
The stripling his mother before,
And keenly he shew'd her the spot,
As the bow he exultingly bore.
"The Lion" by William Hayley
Down that swift river
I saw it borne away,
My empty crystal form,
Exultant saw it caught
Into the current's spin,
The flashing water's run.
"The River" by Kathleen Raine

In news:

To Implore and Exult .
Exultant Giants fans celebrate with parade.
As we approached the exultant coda of Saint-Saëns' Symphony No.
Clinton Exults in Swift Success Of US Military Force in Haiti.
TRI-VALLEY TEAM MEMBERS exult at winning the SCIL -Junior Sullivan Cup at the final round last Friday at Lander's Campground in Narrowsburg.
Moises Jauregui of Woodland exults on Christmas Day as he tells fellow supporters that the Rev.
The exultant members of Christ are singing this Psalm.
AP Photo/Don Ryan Secretary of State Kate Brown exults on election night.
Given the darkness of the previous eight seasons, 49ers fans deserve to exult over their team's 4-1 start.
Oregon's Alaina Bergsma exults over a kill during an Oregon victory earlier this season.
Ryan Millar, left, exults during the USA men's volleyball gold medal match at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
T he American left is exultant: Expanding civil rights and the retreat of discrimination on race, gender and now sexual orientation mark major milestones for the traditional liberal worldview.
Exultant trumpets sound, heralding another day of this portentous international event.
"We celebratin' life," Rick Ross exults on the first track from his new The Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape.
Sometime in 1985, staggering onto the stage at Vic and Bill's in the Fort, they were exultant, barely able to stand up straight, sneering at the crowd.
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