exaltation exaltation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
  2. (n) the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
  3. (n) a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
  4. (n) the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

Usage(s):

  1. Jefferson tried to downplay the exaltation of the president above and beyond the average citizen.
  2. Bill Clinton took the oath, but exaltation is not his style.
  3. Generations of Harvard students have wandered out of the Brattle Theater in a state of sappy exaltation.

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  1. "Your brilliant victory rewards a tireless commitment to serve the American people. It also crowns an exceptional campaign whose inspiration and exaltation have proved to the entire world the vitality of American democracy," French President...
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Ninemsn

  2. "Among the more prevalent are alcohol and drug abuse, and the exaltation of violence and sexual degradation, often presented through television and the Internet as entertainment," Benedict said.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: USA Today

  3. "I am convinced that all art has the desire to leave the ordinary," Rollins said in a recent interview for the Catalan magazine Jaç, "and to say it one way, at a spiritual level, a state of the exaltation at existence. All art has this in...
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Sonny Rollins Source: Beyond Chron

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