(redirected from exult)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
See: ecstatic
References in classic literature ?
They would exult in saying `I told you so,' and be convinced it was the beginning of the end.
But what right, the next thought in his brain would whisper, had such a girl to swagger around like a man and exult that adventure was not dead?
We shall work the case out independently, and leave this fellow Jones to exult over any mare's-nest which he may choose to construct.
Not even when he rationally appreciates "Jane being taken off his hands" or perhaps is able to exult at an excellent match.
one would think at such a time you would most exult in your privilege of being able to imitate the various brilliant and delightful touches of nature.
They try and weigh their affection, and adding up costly advantages, friends, opportunities, properties, exult in discovering that willingly, joyfully, they would give all as a ransom for the beautiful, the beloved head, not one hair of which shall be harmed.
I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.
Shall we, so long as these things last, exult above the scattered remnants of that race, and triumph in the white enjoyment of their possessions?
Nay, when he had left the jail, and stood in the free street, without, he felt the iron plates upon the doors, with his hands, and drew them over the stone wall, to assure himself that it was real; and to exult in its being so strong, and rough, and cold.
With that they parted; Mr Swiveller to make the best of his way home and sleep himself sober; and Quilp to cogitate upon the discovery he had made, and exult in the prospect of the rich field of enjoyment and reprisal it opened to him.
He exults in it as the strong swimmer in the heaving billows, as the athlete in the wrestle, the soldier in the battle.
His heart warms to him when he can bring forward some example of cruelty or meanness, and he exults like an inquisitor at the