• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Elative (Gram) Raised; lifted up; -- a term applied to what is also called the absolute superlative, denoting a high or intense degree of a quality, but not excluding the idea that an equal degree may exist in other cases.
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  • Alexander Pope
    “Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.”
  • Agnes Repplier
    “It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.”
  • Vernon Howard
    “Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last?”


In literature:

Mrs. Edwards and Elmira looked nervously flushed and elated; there were bright spots on their cheeks, their eyes shone.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
With heart bounding with joy and elation, Hervey followed the bed of the stream.
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
They were on the moon, but Cochrane felt no elation.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I said nothing, anxious not to dampen Letitia's elation.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
When they did conflict, Dr. Knapp was unduly elated by the discovery.
"George Borrow The Man and His Books" by Edward Thomas
Elated, he went back to the house and busied himself, arranging his possessions.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Between the Scylla of over-elation and the Charybdis of despair you have a long time steered the bark of the School House.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
An athletic and particularly well favoured young actor who shared her thrills of elation seemed to permeate the atmosphere about her.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
They were greatly elated at their success so far, and at their providential reunion.
"Tom Slade with the Boys Over There" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
He experienced an unaccountable elation, though he kept his voice dryly sarcastic.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer

In poetry:

With pity's just, and dauntless, haste,
She mounts the ladder rightly plac'd,
She rears the guardian fork;
Her heart expands, with hope elate,
That she shall kindly snatch from fate
Each tender little Stork.
"The Stork" by William Hayley
Any soul that drank the nectar of your passion was lifted.
From that water of life he is in a state of elation.
Death came, smelled me, and sensed your fragrance instead.
From then on, death lost all hope of me.
"Any Soul That Drank the Nectar" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Protect my Person, and my Foes chastize:
Each Bosom heav'd a Sigh, with Fear dismay'd,
Till George arose to save the drooping Maid:
Elate with Joy, Britannia view'd the Chief,
Resolv'd to perish, or to end her Grief:
"An Acrostic on Sir Peter Warren, Admiral, on board the Invincible at Sea." by Cornelius Arnold
The strong man in the prime of life,
Struck down in one short hour,
The loving wife, the rose-cheeked girl,
Fairer than opening flower,
The ardent youth, with fond hopes elate,—
O’ertaken all by one common fate.
"The Emigrants’ Monument At Point St. Charles" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
That nameless wish to nought but genius known.--
Indefinite--but in each fibre felt,
Whispered. The boy elate
Burned to perpetuate
The full pervasive bliss; enrapt he knelt--
Thou saw'st--a pencil's by--and infant West's thine own.
"Ode" by Maria Gowen Brooks
(Pass—pass, ye proud brigades!
So handsome, dress'd in blue—with your tramping, sinewy legs;
With your shoulders young and strong—with your knapsacks and your
—How elate I stood and watch'd you, where, starting off, you
"A Carol Of Harvest For 1867" by Walt Whitman

In news:

David Jimenez was so elated over his wife's recovery from cancer that he offered to clean the large crucifix outside the church in New York's Hudson Valley where he spent many hours praying for her to beat the disease.
(AP) — David Jimenez was so elated over his wife's recovery from cancer that he offered to clean the large crucifix outside the Hudson Valley church where he spent many hours praying for her to beat the disease.
Jiminez, 43, was so elated over his wife's recovery from cancer that he offered to clean the large crucifix outside St Patrick's Church in the city of Newburgh, N.Y. Where he spent many hours praying for her to beat the disease.
The streets of Washington ran red last night with elated Republicans, flowing to and from nine official balls -- and several unofficial ones.
It is hard not to feel a surge of elation at the rapid progress reported at the international AIDS conference in Vancouver this week.
USC freshman DT Leonard Williams' ejection mars Trojans' elation.
Brad Pitt is a longtime and very vocal advocate for marriage equality so it's no surprise that he's elated with the quartet of wins for marriage equality in the election earlier this month.
Elation Professional's Power Spot 700.
Elation Professional's Power Spot 700 moving head lighting fixture outputs 1,200 W from a 700 W unit.
Conservatives are elated and liberals are upset today as Michigan became a right-to-work state.
Plaintiffs Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry were elated after an appeals court struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage this year.
Whiff Kid Adam Dunn Will Elate, Frustrate White Sox Fans.
I am so elated to finally be finished with my radiation therapy.
Environmental activists seem elated that the Obama administration may tackle climate change in its second term.
Emotions range from elation that the Opium Wars are now truly over, to skepticism over the future of real democracy.

In science:

Otherwise, the system would fluctuate between the two pure phases by an, for macroscopic systems even macroscopic, energy ∆E ∼ Elat of the order of the latent heat. I.e. the convexity of S (E ) is the generic signal of a phase transition of first order and of phaseseparation.
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
Obviously they are well-de fined and preserve any inclusion r elation.
Generalization of Harish-Chandra's basic theorem for Riemannian symmetric spaces of non-compact type
It is a pleasure to acknowlege many stimulating and useful discussions about the relativistic theory of elaticity with J.
Static elastic deformations in general relativity
The integral γ -ray flux above 1 TeV is plotted as a function of time (in days) r elative to periastron.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Consider the corr elator (B.6), but with |x − y| ≫ ac , so that the contact term in D−1 n does not contribute, and the kernels Q at the two ends of D−1 n do not overlap.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?