Origin of exhilaration
Examples from the Web for exhilaration
The exhilaration is short-lived, though, because Carey basically blue balls us.‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’ Review: We. We Are Underwhelmed|Kevin Fallon|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sorry, I need to have the exhilaration to enjoy it with someone else (and about 450,000 on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook).
As Explorer Gene makes clear, whether inherited or learned, a taste for the exhilaration of discovery is a hard thing to shake.
As we walked, my nerves melted and a sense of exhilaration took over.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It opens in the middle of a battlefield sequence—the only one depicted in the film—but the exhilaration is fleeting.Is Steven Spielberg’s Historical Epic, ‘Lincoln,’ Really That Great? |Marlow Stern|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then, from an undercurrent of exhilaration, it occurred to her that she had never laughed so in all these years.Tiverton Tales|Alice Brown
Now that this plan of action was clearly outlined, he began to feel the exhilaration of the race.Carry On!|Herbert Strang
There was an agreeable sense of buoyancy and exhilaration in the air.
I have never elsewhere experienced so cool and perfect an exhilaration,—physical exhilaration, that is.
And what is exhilaration in the dry tree may be sustained working keenness in the green.International Language|Walter J. Clark
Word Origin and History for exhilaration
1620s, from Late Latin exhilarationem (nominative exhilaratio), noun of action from past participle stem of exhilarare (see exhilarate).