These ecstatics were animated not by a pure, but by an impure spirit.
But these ecstatics were also enthusiasts for Israel; and this saved the movement from morbidness.
At the same time she utilised the spiritual forces of monasticism, and turned the mystic impulse of ecstatics to account.
There is not much attempt among these ecstatics to hold on to the dignity of their reason or the reticence of their self-respect.
ecstatics, seers of visions, and devout fasting girls who eat on the sly, often belong to this category.
Intoxication steeps you in fantastic imaginings every whit as strange as those of ecstatics.
They are a herd of cattle; sentimental, ridiculous people who are in ecstatics over their aristocracy and over their king.
1590s, "mystically absorbed, stupefied," from Greek ekstatikos "unstable," from ekstasis (see ecstatic). Meaning "characterized by intense emotions" is from 1660s, now usually pleasurable ones, but not originally always so. Related: Ecstatical; ecstatically.