exaltation

[ UK /ɛɡzɐltˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
  2. a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
  3. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
  4. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture
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How To Use exaltation In A Sentence

  • For it is hard not to agree with Lucio that the Duke is a ‘seemer’ manipulating the other characters for the perpetuation and exaltation of his own power.
  • With a 33 km mountain run behind me and a 67 km white-water kayak ahead, I felt pain, dread, exaltation, jubilation, anticipation, fear and joy - give me more emotions.
  • State of exaltation or excitement of the spirits or passions.
  • Once, indeed, he guides her hand to transcribe in a book the words of her exaltation, the Ave, and the Magnificat, and the Gaude Maria, and the young angels, glad to rouse her for a moment from her dejection, are eager to hold the inkhorn and to support the book. English literary criticism
  • An exaltation of larks had assembled on the roof of Francis's hut.
  • The good doctor's single shotgun blast did in the exaltation of larks.
  • Should Bible translators be concerned about such things as the diction, rhythm, exaltation and beauty of the language that they use to represent God's word?
  • The exaltation of liquor, however, appeared only to intensify his characteristics: his face became more lugubrious and melancholy; his manner more ceremonious and dignified; and, erect and stiff in his saddle from the waist upwards, but leaning from side to side with the motion of his horse, like the tall mast of some laboring sloop, he "loped" away towards the House of the Lost Mission. Maruja
  • Put beauty back into the contours of our hearts, and we may find that pain is as essential to our experience of life as exaltation, for with being in beauty, as with being in love, we risk getting hurt.
  • Media pundits and think tanks hailed this popular participation as a breakthrough for democracy - a triumphalism, as Fraser shrewdly notes, that mirrored American exaltation at winning the cold war.
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