Origin of elation
Examples from the Web for elation
Elation turned to puzzlement as six infected nuns who received infusions all died.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero|Michael Daly|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that sense of elation would last only a few short hours.
The elation is absurd, and therefore all the more endearing.This Arm Wrestling Reality Show Will Make You Beg for Mercy|Kevin Fallon|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is like a habit-forming drug that, in victory, saps your elation and, in defeat, deepens your despair.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win|W.C. Heinz|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Receiving a coffee-related gift triggers a Pavlovian response – elation, anticipation, a faux caffeine rush.Buying a Gift Card Is Really Making a Free Loan to Big Business|Daniel Gross|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then King returned to his place, elation bristling in his whiskers.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
The outburst of elation and surprise that followed assured Henry Burns he was not mistaken.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith
There was no hesitation, but neither was there elation or pleasant anticipation in the girl's manner as she entered the room.The Guinea Stamp|Annie S. Swan
His elation was extreme, and so pleasurable that whenever it flagged he hastened to order more drinks.A Set of Six|Joseph Conrad
There is no elation in defeating a driver who lies out on the course.The Flying Mercury|Eleanor M. Ingram
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.