elation turned to puzzlement as six infected nuns who received infusions all died.
Receiving a coffee-related gift triggers a Pavlovian response – elation, anticipation, a faux caffeine rush.
The elation is absurd, and therefore all the more endearing.
Sollecito still feels that way, he said, that sense of elation and happiness every day.
He may not inspire warmth or elation; in fact, the sight and sound of him is vaguely depressing, and deflating.
There is in his manner also a something which I do not much like—a species of suppressed triumph, of elation.
"I have made my bargain," the professor answers, in a tone of elation.
At the hospital that morning, I was in such good spirits that I had some difficulty in keeping my elation within bounds.
I left school also—with a mixture of hope and elation, and yet the most poignant regret.
His elation was so extreme that he quite forgot to eat, till the closing in of darkness put an end to his practice.
late 14c., from Old French elacion "elation, conceit, arrogance, vanity," from Latin elationem (nominative elatio), noun of action from elatus "elevated," form used as past participle of efferre, from ex- "out" + latus (see oblate (n.)), past participle of ferre "carry" (see infer). Metaphoric sense of "lifting spirits" was in Latin and has always been the principal meaning in English.