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I exult in my freedom from a self-reproach, which would have been altogether insupportable under the kindness of which you speak.'

But we would he knew that the strong do not exult in their strength, nor the wise in their wisdom.

The big woodsman, his rebellion once started, seemed to exult in it.

For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

They are desperate, then, and seem to exult in devilry of all kinds.

Inhuman methods for inhuman foes, Who feed on horrors and exult in woes.

But I shall not let you exult over my falling into one of these well-laid traps.

It is a joyous spirit which causes "the bones of man to exult."

Yon demon,” cried he, “shall at least not live to exult over our death.

But the Incorruptible, ever envious and jealous, would not allow him to exult too soon.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "to leap up;" 1590s, "to rejoice, triumph," from Middle French exulter, from Latin exultare/exsultare "leap about, leap for joy," frequentative of exsilire "to leap up," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). The notion is of leaping or dancing for joy. Related: Exulted; exulting.

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