a feeling or state of great joy or pride; exultant gladness; high spirits.
- self-e·la·tion, noun
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How to use elation in a sentence
Newspaper articles in the digital archive of the Influenza Encyclopedia, produced by the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, reported elation about the reopening of theaters.People Longing for Movie Theaters During the 1918 Flu Pandemic Feels Very Familiar in 2021 | Olivia B. Waxman | March 4, 2021 | Time
I’m not talking about the elation of watching a child hook and fight their first fish only for the moment to end in tears after the fish gets away.The happiness and heartbreak of a daughter’s first fishing trip | By Jonathon Klein/Field & Stream | December 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
As I reread them, I remembered the elation, the fear, the disbelief, the hope that had accompanied each letter.
Back then, his walk was interrupted by “some strange feeling of elation,” as he told the Associated Press yesterday, about the moment he had his first glimmers of insight into the equations that would eventually make him famous.The 2020 Physics Nobel Winners Helped Us Better Understand the Universe's Most Mysterious Phenomenon | Jeffrey Kluger | October 7, 2020 | Time
My discomfort gave way to elation as I was briefly transported back to those vanished years of racing on forest trails in early September.
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
As he followed him on uptown, down his side-street, Lamb had a curious sense of elation.
Perhaps, as men get older, the effervescent elation of youth leaves them; but they are none the less happy.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman
There was no elation, but on the contrary he seemed weighed down with a sense of the responsibility resting on him.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
She obeyed and he left them, the feeling of victory and elation coming to him in full then.Space Prison | Tom Godwin
But there was no feeling of victory, none of the elation he had thought he would have.Space Prison | Tom Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for elation
joyfulness or exaltation of spirit, as from success, pleasure, or relief; high spirits
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