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Origin of élan
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH élanéclat, élan .
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Example sentences from the Web for élan
The romance of elan energized the volunteers who flocked to the colors in the early years of the struggle.Lawrence of Arabia Became Popular as the Dashing Antithesis of the War in Europe|Jack Schwartz|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now that we know about DNA, we no longer need an elan vital.Is the Brain No Different From a Light Switch? The Uncomfortable Ideas of the Philosopher Daniel Dennett|Jonathan Weiner|May 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As the indictment notes, Martoma was regarded by an SAC official as a “one-trick pony with Elan.”The Insider-Trading Cloud Hanging Over SAC Capital’s Steven A. Cohen|Daniel Gross|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A certain proportion of this would, of course, be allowed to escape, as it would never do to stop the river Elan altogether.Chatterbox, 1906|Various
Daim is the French for deer, and cerf for stag; elan is the true term, when one would speak of an elk.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
These people are much given to bleed, and therefore stop their noses with deer hair or the hair of an elan.Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage|Richard Hakluyt
His feoffees were to pay nineteen marks “for ye makyng ye sayd Elan nun.”Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
He could not appreciate the weakness of assuming the defensive in the midst of the elan of a successful advance.The Campaign of Chancellorsville|Theodore A. Dodge