elation turned to puzzlement as six infected nuns who received infusions all died.
It is like a habit-forming drug that, in victory, saps your elation and, in defeat, deepens your despair.
The elation is absurd, and therefore all the more endearing.
Receiving a coffee-related gift triggers a Pavlovian response – elation, anticipation, a faux caffeine rush.
But that sense of elation would last only a few short hours.
There is in his manner also a something which I do not much like—a species of suppressed triumph, of elation.
Pat's elation lasted him overnight and even well on into the next day.
At the hospital that morning, I was in such good spirits that I had some difficulty in keeping my elation within bounds.
Tom returned, with eyes shining, and cheeks flushed with elation.
His elation was so extreme that he quite forgot to eat, till the closing in of darkness put an end to his practice.
late 14c., from Old French elacion "elation, conceit, arrogance, vanity," from Latin elationem (nominative elatio), noun of action from elatus "elevated," form used as past participle of efferre, from ex- "out" + latus (see oblate (n.)), past participle of ferre "carry" (see infer). Metaphoric sense of "lifting spirits" was in Latin and has always been the principal meaning in English.