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

  • In his photographs of the stick figures and screaming heads carved and scribbled on Paris walls, you find the most unruly human impulses--sex, anger, even exaltation--brought alive .
  • Jefferson tried to downplay the exaltation of the president above and beyond the average citizen.
  • Bill Clinton took the oath, but exaltation is not his style.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Ninemsn
    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...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in USA Today
    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.
  • Sonny Rollins in Beyond Chron
    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...

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