We will not go into ecstasies over the unutterable bliss of that moment.
The girl had never seen such a sight before and went into ecstasies.
He had already requisitioned some of the Gartley children as models, and was in ecstasies over their picturesque appearance.
At the end of each sitting, Madame Raquin and Camille were in ecstasies.
The words were a strange jargon of mystical counsel interspersed with the relation of mystical visions and ecstasies.
Miss Casey, I am in ecstasies of—of—in short, I am glad to see you.
An associate who does not go into ecstasies of merriment over every joke or obiter dictum from the Bench.
The Rector could not indulge in the ecstasies of wonderment too long.
The brocades had been greatly admired by Sibylla, but these embroidered muslins simply threw her into ecstasies.
Whereupon every one goes into ecstasies, and is greatly affected.
late 14c., "in a frenzy or stupor, fearful, excited," from Old French estaise "ecstasy, rapture," from Late Latin extasis, from Greek ekstasis "entrancement, astonishment; any displacement," in New Testament "a trance," from existanai "displace, put out of place," also "drive out of one's mind" (existanai phrenon), from ek "out" (see ex-) + histanai "to place, cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Used by 17c. mystical writers for "a state of rapture that stupefied the body while the soul contemplated divine things," which probably helped the meaning shift to "exalted state of good feeling" (1610s). Slang use for the drug 3,4-methylendioxymethamphetamine dates from 1985.
ecstasy ec·sta·sy (ěk'stə-sē)
A variety of amphetamine narcotic: Ecstasy, by emergency order of the Drug Enforcement Administration, illegal (1980s+ Narcotics)