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  • n. Plural form of ecstatic.


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  • And yet the most sentimental of husbands must come down from his "ecstatics" so soon as the knot is tied; and then he soon enough finds out that the clever hands of a woman are worth far more than her bright glances; and if the shirt and pudding qualifications be absent, then woe to the unhappy man, and woe also to the unhappy woman!


  • Know, then, that I was in the saintly City of Jerusalem with certain ecstatics and inspired men, and did not magnify myself among them, for that Allah

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Intoxication steeps you in fantastic imaginings every whit as strange as those of ecstatics.

    The Magic Skin

  • Fire-eaters and acrobats vied with the “Whirling Dervish” dances of Sufi ecstatics and the horseback shooting competitions of the thousands of curious Bedouin who had camped outside the city.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • But this must be so, because religious belief works as memory, not as to-hand experience … or at least not as this latter for most people ecstatics and schizophrenics excepted, I mean.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • The essay seems to get back on course when Montaigne begins talking about religious ecstatics and miracles and visions as being mainly derived “from the power of the imagination acting mainly on the more impressionable souls of the common people.”

    Montaigne’s Imagination « So Many Books

  • Bodily elongation seems straight out of Alice in Wonderland, yet testimony deposed under oath states that the bodies of ecstatics become elongated, shrink, and are morphed in ways we normally deem physically impossible.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • The first yogis, mystics, ecstatics probably became convinced of an Otherworld precisely because they had such experiences.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Augustín-François, an expert on Christian mysticism, states that the ecstatics sometimes no longer seem to have either pulse or heart-beat.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Helena lay on the edge of the bed, listening to the ecstatics of one friend and to the impertinences of the other.

    The Trespasser


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