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  • n. Plural form of elation.


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  • To run down meat was to experience thrills and elations.

    The Law of Meat

  • False divinity, when addicted to, evokes redundant elations and depressions, fears and guilt and perceptions of gains and losses.

    Dr. John Demartini: Oh My God: Divinity (God)

  • In a novel set in the near future, Dr. Tom More is a “not very successful psychiatrist” and bad Catholic who is prey to “depressions and elations and morning terrors.”

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  • I went through every lap of the marathon — from the frustrations, to the elations, to the World Series, to 9/11, to gradually moving on.

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  • And the elations you feel in a relationship -- satisfied, triumphant, and ecstatic -- you can feel while being single.

    Samara O'Shea: The Grass is Rarely (Almost Never) Greener

  • She was told that this was the statement made and the policy of the county board of elations:

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  • It is only in dialectically examining the elations between the parts and the whole I all their aspects, and in regulating them, that we can know the disease and cure it.

    Achievements of Mao Tse Tung

  • The term preemptive gets bantered around a lot on thie subject of this war but preventive is more accurate, although its sounds a lot less P(ublic)R(elations)-correct.

    Can This Argument Be Won?

  • No — Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.

    The Great Gatsby

  • Already on the second page he made a deft, poetic substitution, changing "the abortive sorrows and unjustified elations of men" to "the abortive sorrows and shortwinded elations of men" – I like the echo of abortive sorrows in shortwinded, and how that brief flutter of air does its sorry best to lift elations.

    Discovering a Lesser Gatsby, Perfection's Rough Draft


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