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exult


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exult  \Ex*ult"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exulted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Exulting}.]  [L.  exultare  exsultare  exultatum  exsultatum 
  to  leap  vigorously,  to  exult,  intens.  fr  exsilire  to  spring 
  out  or  up  ex  out  +  salire  to  spring,  leap:  cf  F.  exulter. 
  See  {Salient}.] 
  To  be  in  high  spirits;  figuratively,  to  leap  for  joy;  to 
  rejoice  in  triumph  or  exceedingly;  to  triumph;  as  an 
  exulting  heart.  ``An  exulting  countenance.''  --Bancroft. 
 
  The  dumb  shall  sing,  the  lame  his  crutch  forego,  And 
  leap  exulting  like  the  bounding  roe.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exult 
  v  1:  feel  extreme  happiness  or  elation  [syn:  {walk  on  air},  {be 
  on  cloud  nine},  {jump  for  joy}] 
  2:  to  express  great  joy:  "As  if  the  sea,  and  sky,  and  earth, 
  rejoiced  with  new-born  liberty."  Shelley  [syn:  {rejoice}, 
  {triumph},  {jubilate}] 




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