Now that we know about DNA, we no longer need an elan vital.
The romance of elan energized the volunteers who flocked to the colors in the early years of the struggle.
As the indictment notes, Martoma was regarded by an SAC official as a “one-trick pony with elan.”
elan was its characteristic—but it was hard to reduce to the stratified regularity of an army.
The course of the aqueduct from elan to Birmingham was marked by a thin red line.
Sam, carried away by the elan of the performance, was unable to resist joining them.
My friend Sarakoff and I introduced the germ that we discovered into the elan reservoirs.
The deal also is, every inhabited world has a body waiting for his elan in cold storage.
On the north lay the river elan and on the south the steep side of a mountain towered up against the luminous sky.
He could not appreciate the weakness of assuming the defensive in the midst of the elan of a successful advance.
["Top-down Programming with Elan", C.H.A. Koster, Ellis Horwood 1987].