Phrases with "exaltation"

Know exaltation and feed on it-” “You don’t then,” he said, unwontedly stirred, “really think one ought to believe in it too much?” “Why yes, my dear boy,” the priest answered. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells They had shared the universal darkness and dwarfing of the former time; they shared the universal exaltation of the new. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Edgar Allan Poe This latter, if truly fulfilling the demands of the poetic sentiment, induces an exaltation of the soul which cannot be long sustained. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

William Hope Hodgson And so it may be seen how very great and genuine was our exaltation upon our discovery of these poor people shut off from the world within that lonesome craft. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Olaf Stapledon But now that I had forced him in the very act of single-minded zest to take an unsympathetic view, I was able to give him an exaltation which was secure against ridicule because it included ridicule. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James As a younger person she had been used to proceed from one little exaltation to the other: there were scarcely any dull places between. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Anthony Trollope But if Jones, even in his high place, can do nothing for me, then his exaltation above my head is an insult and an injury. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf She looked at the queer glow of exaltation in Cassandra’s eyes, through which she was beholding the true spirit of a human being, and wished that she would go on talking about William for ever. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

If he tried to explain something of the marvel which she seemed to him, she had listened placidly and with good humour, but without much gratification and with no kind of exaltation at all. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Anna Katherine Green Her sacrifice was one of devotion! She perished in an exaltation of feeling. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

In my excited condition of mind there was no course left but to become a convert, and it was in a state of the most painful nervous exaltation that I left the medium’s house that evening. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

Edith Wharton Is this an abstract baby?” Again she frowned at the adjective; but she had reached a pitch of exaltation at which such obstacles could not deter her. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

He had the exaltation but also the anxiety of a great purpose. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

In the real states of exaltation one doesn’t seem to need food. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

D. H. Lawrence With her, he could get by stimulation those precious half-hours of strength and exaltation and pure freedom, when he seemed to live more than he had ever lived. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Margaret Oliphant In that very moment of delight he recognised, with a thrill of exaltation and anguish, the madness of his dream. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Mysteriously, yet by methods which they say are open to all, they have learnt to arouse and restrain and direct the exaltation of love to such purposes as they choose. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Happiness carried him to an exaltation of mind quite foreign to his nature; he considered the incidents of life, he, still so young, as if already he had arrived at its farthest goal. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

T. E. Lawrence Such exaltation of thought, while it let adrift the spirit, and gave it licence in strange airs, lost it the old patient rule over the body. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith Think as he would in exaltation of Diana to shelter himself, he was the accused. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Virginia Woolf Pillars go down; the Doctor floats off; some sudden exaltation possesses me. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

H. G. Wells It was the first of a number of queer little backward tugs he was to feel even in the first exaltation of his ascent. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Olaf Stapledon Even as individuals, even apart from the exaltation of racial mentality, we can accept with resignation, nay with a surprising fervour of appreciation, even the moral downfall of our world. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James A certain checked and controlled exaltation seemed mingled with the usual level radiance of her glance. The American by Henry James [1877]

They were enacting a kind of sacred epic, the dangers and the dignity and exaltation of which they felt most fervently. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Charles Dickens Cries in exaltation of the well-known good physician rent the hall. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Don’t you, Annie?” “Oh yes!” sighed Annie, from the exaltation to which the events of the evening had borne her. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Gaston Leroux He was in a state of exaltation such as had never been known in him. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

D. H. Lawrence The daisies were scattered broadcast on the pond, tiny radiant things, like an exaltation, points of exaltation here and there. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett It may be true, but mental exaltation and will power are things of the soul not of the body. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Edgar Allan Poe I had long been in the habit of mesmerizing the person in question (Mr. Vankirk), and the usual acute susceptibility and exaltation of the mesmeric perception had supervened. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

George Meredith Emma’s exaltation in fervour had not subsided when she held her beloved in her arms under the dusk of the withdrawing redness. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

It was white, and made of the heaviest satin, and it looked as much out of place in that shabby room as its owner did in the moments of exaltation of which I have spoken. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James Moulded indeed she had been by powerful hands, to have converted her injury into an exaltation so sublime. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

His exaltation had long since vanished. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

A sickening weariness replaced the exaltation which had upheld Trenmore till this moment. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Henry James Mark had for his idea, at any rate, the oddest sense of an exaltation that grew by this use of frankness. A Round of Visits by Henry James [1910]

I still recall that day very well, recall even the curious exaltation of grief that made our mental atmosphere distinctive and memorable. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Know exaltation and feed on it; in the strength of such food man shall enter into his kingdom. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Virginia Woolf And there was an exaltation to her in being with him, because there was a risk that he would not be able to keep to the right pace among other people. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Henry James Verena flushed a little at this appeal, and the deeper glow of her eyes was the first sign of exaltation she had offered. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Virginia Woolf But she could not flatter herself that any hope of the customary exaltation remained. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Olaf Stapledon Indeed, it was this experienced angelic exaltation in the hour of tragedy that gave us our first clear insight into the most spiritual attitude to fate. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

A kind of exaltation seized him; from this moment his course was clear — he would do as much damage as he could, and then leave Prussia for ever. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Her peoples offer themselves in exaltation to the bed of death as to the bed of love. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Sigmund Freud A state of exaltation having been thus induced, he was made to lie down in the temple on the skin of a sacrificial ram. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry Handel Richardson In its broken rhythm, its restless upward surge, his own unrest, his growing exaltation found vent: he, with his face set once more for what, to him, had never ceased to be the one Reality . Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith As to wit, the sneer is the cloak of clumsiness; it is the Pharisee’s incense, the hypocrite’s pity, the post of exaltation of the fat citizen, etc. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Henry James By this time, I think, he had quite ceased to be ashamed of his idea, he was in a state almost of exaltation about it; but he was very angry with me for not giving him an opening. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Benjamin Disraeli This exaltation of feeling in the camp did not evaporate. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Gissing Richard passed through it in a state of exaltation and anxiety which bordered on fever. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

H. G. Wells There lies the scope for a free literature, novels, dramas, poetry, spectacle, suggestion, inspiration, exaltation of every sort turning upon conduct and interpretation. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells Yet, in those high airs and in such solitude, a kind of exaltation comes to men. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

His advent had brought her to the verge of what is called madness in the case of an ordinary person of today; and spiritual exaltation in the case of saints and martyrs. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A species of exaltation was upon him. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was with a momentary exaltation that Benjamin opened the door and dismissed his rebellious charges, an exaltation which they more than shared. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

It need not be said that if in the depths of the heart there is a sentiment more tender, it reaches then, quite naturally, the highest exaltation of which it is capable. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Henry James No advancement was ever more rapid, no exaltation more complete, no bewilderment more teachable. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Edith Wharton He was caught up in the serene exaltation of her look, as though she soared with him above wind and cloud to a region of unshadowed calm; then her eyes fell and she began to speak. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson But by now he had worked himself into such a state of exaltation that he saw nothing . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells Then over the eastern woods, and touching the whole world to life and colour, poured, with the exaltation of a trumpet blast, the light of the rising sun. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Leon Trotsky Buchanan, the former British ambassador to St. Petersburg, speaks with exaltation in his memoirs of “those wonderful early August days” when “Russia seemed to have been completely transformed. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edith Wharton From the kind of exaltation to which his resolve had lifted him he dropped to an unreasoning apathy. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

All the next day my state of exaltation continued, and the tragedy of the Port Lincoln track occupied quite a secondary position in my mind. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Olaf Stapledon For he recalls them through his instant of exaltation in eternity, as old unhappy far-off things, needful somehow for the eternal glory, and themselves thereby redeemed. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells He had a peculiar feeling that somehow that upward bias would betray him; that from exaltation he might presently float off, into the higher, the better, and so to complete unreality. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Edith Wharton She felt an intense longing to prolong, to perpetuate, the momentary exaltation of her spirit. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H.P. Lovecraft I hear and do strange things in sleep, and awake with a kind of exaltation instead of terror. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

This fact was impressed on all who saw him take the services in his parish church, and it was an exaltation of reverence which uplifted his congregation and stamped itself on their memories. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

It was not the spiritual exaltation of a moment, but a deliberate applying of the lessons which he had been learning year by year. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Algernon Blackwood The exaltation in her swept out and free. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Kenneth Grahame In this state of exaltation we slipped onward to what promised to be a day of all white days — which brings me right back to my text, that grown-up people really ought to be more careful. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Abraham Merri The exaltation dropped from him; there was a touch of horror in the eyes he turned to her; her own dropped before it. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Virginia Woolf He walked on upon the impetus of this last mood of almost supernatural exaltation until he reached a narrow street, at this hour empty of traffic and passengers. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

He remembered his exaltation in the Wood — the glade, the altar. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

This caused alternate moments of exaltation and depression from which I tried to take refuge in conversation; but Senor Ortega was not stimulating. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells Yet we knew all the indecent words in the language, we could be astonishingly foul-mouthed in moments of exaltation and showing off; and we were in no way ignorant. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry Handel Richardson Her exaltation had left her now; she began to feel sick, and, going over to the bed, she fell heavily upon it. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Then came a moment of great triumph for Robert, and he had difficulty in suppressing the exaltation he felt. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Olaf Stapledon It was our lot to witness the extraordinary calm, nay the exaltation and joy with which these worlds accepted the prospect of annihilation rather than debase themselves by resistance. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Marcel Prous Mon exaltation était à son comble et soulevait tout ce qui m’entourait. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

E. F. Benson Elizabeth walked home in silence with Benjy. Her exaltation evaporated in the night-air like the fumes of wine, leaving behind an irritated depression. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Robert Browning A humorous sense of disproportion in the labors of devoted scholarship to its results heightens their exaltation of the dead humanist’s indomitable trust in the supremacy of the immaterial. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Guy de Maupassan One might have thought that all the tenderness and exaltation of the whole race had been stored up in this last one. A Widow by Guy de Maupassan

He could not have done better than come to Dora for a correction of any undue exaltation that he might have felt, however. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

The expression of terror and alarm which it showed was in striking contrast to the look of exaltation to be seen on the face of her dead mistress. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle Such a one at Ventadour ran three courses with me betwixt daybreak and sunrise, to the great exaltation of his lady. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Anthony Trollope Sir Timothy had not much to say, but what he did say was spoken with dignity which seemed to anticipate future exaltation rather than present downfall. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Gustave Flauber The exaltation of the people increased. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

D. H. Lawrence She had her moments of exaltation still, re-births of old exaltations. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The naive, archaic habit of construing all manifestations of force in terms of personality or “will power” greatly fortifies this conventional exaltation of the strong hand. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Algernon Blackwood Through the stone figure coursed the fires of a passion that deepened the coal-black eyes and communicated a hint of light — of exaltation — to her whole person. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Indeed, in this artificial exaltation of the sensibilities, men often display a brilliant wit, and an acuteness of comprehension, calculated to delight their friends, and terrify their physicians. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

She flung down with haste the armlets, the gold pins, the flowers; and the long hair, released, fell scattered over her shoulders, framing in its blackness the wild exaltation of her face. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

H.P. Lovecraft Then, in an exaltation of supreme horror, everyone saw the end. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

H. G. Wells He found the light of his present exaltation reflected in the face of the girl. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

George Meredith And how can I be actually abasing you when I am so certain that I am worthier of you in what I do?’ Her exaltation swept her on. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Kate Chopin Here was Mr. Duplan in high spirits; his wife putting forth little gushes of bird-like exaltation as the fascinations of the game revealed themselves to her. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Sinclair Lewis Every one felt an exaltation in the place, a coming of marvels. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Though they were so near the Treasure he did not feel the exaltation he had anticipated. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Guy de Maupassan She dreamed of him, lulled by his face and his memory, in the calm exaltation of consummated love, of present and certain happiness. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

And Manuel, in a state of exaltation at his venturesome bravery, had pulled back inshore, to rally all the boats round his own, and lead them to certain plunder. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]