to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory.
Obsolete. to leap, especially for joy.
- ex·ult·ing·ly, adverb
- self-ex·ult·ing, adjective
- exalt, exult
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How to use exult in a sentence
This time it’s a half-hour with Hall of Famer Jeff Contompasis, who exults in his persona of Ultra-Invite-Nerd, delving into odd bits of Loser arcana and telling about his patented Vitey-Sense about which contest will be coming up next.Style Conversational Week 1413: Our new not-so-big top -- the Clowning Achievement trophy | Pat Myers | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Still, Clinton aides exulted in schadenfreude when their enemies faltered.The Hillary-Haters’ Book Club Will Never Run Out of Things to Read | Michelle Cottle | January 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“A great victory for the people of Massachusetts,” Warren exulted.Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren Contest in Massachusetts: Ugliest Senate Race | Matt Latimer | September 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They exulted amid their keenest pangs that they were counted worthy to suffer for their divine Master.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
Wrapped in their fiery vesture and shroud of flame, they yet exulted in their glorious victory.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
A fine girl and boy were born to them; and need I say how their hearts expanded and exulted, and seemed to grow twice as large.
Enemies exulted, foretelling an early dissolution of the feeble bands which held the dangerous Colony together.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
"It's pretty," the child exulted as she shook out the soft folds.Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
British Dictionary definitions for exult
to be joyful or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success; rejoice
(often foll by over) to triumph (over); show or take delight in the defeat or discomfiture (of)
- exultation (ˌɛɡzʌlˈteɪʃən), noun
- exultingly, adverb
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