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Pat's elation lasted him overnight and even well on into the next day.

My father is a man who seldom gives way to any elation of mind.

Tom returned, with eyes shining, and cheeks flushed with elation.

This gave him no elation, because he had taken it for granted she would receive him.

Ah, that day of the 18th of March, the elation and enthusiasm that it aroused in Maurice!

“That will do for this time,” she said, in some elation, as she handed the gun to Huntington.

“Look at them,” he cried in a voice that was high-pitched with elation.

She was taking a chance, and she knew it––knew it with a curious sense of elation.

From the depths of despondency, I rose to the peaks of elation.

There is no elation in defeating a driver who lies out on the course.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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