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  • n. Plural form of ecstasy.

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Examples

  • There's a smile that you see on the faces of these people that looks as if they're in ecstasies of happiness as they walk into a restaurant.

    Relationships of Invention

  • The pigs were in ecstasies over Napoleon’s cunning.

    Animal Farm

  • The boys were in ecstasies over everything – most of all, because they might help along.

    The Girl from the Marsh Croft

  • If we deserve or attain beatitude, such things shall at last be our settled state; and their now sudden influence upon the soul in short ecstasies is the proof that they stand outside time, and are not subject to decay.

    The Path to Rome

  • Little Lady at the piano; the black Governor grinning in ecstasies close by; the Kadi in his magnificent shawl-turban; the Mudîr half-asleep; the air thick with tobacco smoke; and above all – dominant, tyrannous, overpowering – the crash and clang, the involved harmonies, and the multitudinous combinations of Tannhäuser.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • "Lady Portmore must be in ecstasies," said Lady Walden, "at the triumph of what she calls her party."

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • The club on the opposition side of the street was in ecstasies; its members shook each other by the hand till their arms ached; they declared the King to be the wisest monarch that had ever reigned, and that the country was saved, and revolution arrested.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • Amelia was in ecstasies on her arrival at Eskdale.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • "That I can answer for," said Baron Moses, who was in ecstasies with his mother's discomfiture, "civility was not your forte just at the moment.

    The Semi-Detached House

  • "My dear Mrs. Thorn!" said Constance, "I shall be in ecstasies, and Miss Ringgan was privately imploring me last night to find some way of getting her to it.

    Queechy

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