Origin of exultation
Examples from the Web for exultation
He remembered his exultation as the two brothers walked together among bluebells.
There are moments of exultation and frustration, of nail-biting anxiety, and the normal banter that characterizes any workplace.
No great roars of joy or exultation sounded off up and down the Mall.
A slight pang of remorse was succeeded by a little glow of exultation.A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.|William Chauncey Bartlett
He felt a lightness of heart, an exultation of spirit, he had not known for years.The Threatening Eye|Edward Frederick Knight
The wind and the hour were propitious, and no sensation of alarm disturbed the exultation of that happy moment.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
Rowland noted it with exultation, but even without it he would have broken into an eager protest.Roderick Hudson|Henry James
The joy, the exultation of that moment, outbalanced a life of common happiness.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa|Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
early 15c., from Old French exultacion, from Latin exultationem/exsultationem, noun of action from past participle stem of exultare/exsultare, frequentative of exsilire "leap out or up" (see exult). Notion is of leaping or dancing for joy. An Old English word for it was heahbliss "high bliss."