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  • adj. ecstatic
  • adj. Tending to external objects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ecstatic.
  • adj. Tending to external objects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as ecstatic.


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  • But, as for that overboiling valour, which I have heard many of ours talk of, though I seldom observed that it influenced them in the actual affair — — that exuberant zeal, which courts Danger as a bride, — truly my courage was of a complexion much less ecstatical.

    The Monastery

  • And the kindred of our Saviour, when he began to preach the gospel, said he was "beside himself," or ecstatical, Mark iii. 21, and "they went out to lay hold on him."


  • But there was nothing ecstatical in his expression; on the contrary, there was a species of bewildered terror.

    The Drums of Jeopardy

  • Think of that baby (just cutting his eyeteeth) screaming in the streets till he is taken into the churches, kneeling on his knees to the first sound of music, and folding his hands and turning up his eyes in a sort of ecstatical state.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • From a prosaic pedant I can almost feel myself becoming an ecstatical hermit, and my soul getting ready to

    Shapes that Haunt the Dusk

  • Her piety was still keen, but she had not seemed to him to be the ecstatical, excitable creature that many might have supposed; indeed, she appeared to have a rather positive mind which did not indulge in flights of fancy; and she invariably had some little piece of needlework, some knitting, some embroidery in her hand.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • He shows, as he himself confessed, an ecstatical love for his books.

    The Great Book-Collectors

  • His health and greatness consist in his being the channel through which heaven flows to earth, in short, in the fulness in which an ecstatical state takes place in him.

    Nature: Addresses and Lectures (1849)

  • This ecstatical state seems to direct a regard to the whole and not to the parts; to the cause and not to the ends; to the tendency, and not to the act.

    Nature: Addresses and Lectures (1849)

  • There is, therefore, a certain ecstatical or transporting power, which, if at any time it shall be excited or stirred up by an ardent desire and most strong imagination, is able to conduct the spirit of the more outward even to some absent and far-distant object.



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