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ecstasy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drug culture
ecstasyec‧sta‧sy /ˈekstəsi/ ●○○ noun (plural ecstasies)  1 [countable, uncountable]ENJOY/LIKE DOING something a feeling of extreme happinessin (an) ecstasy She was in an ecstasy of love.go into ecstasies (=become very happy and excited)2 MDD[uncountable] an illegal drug that gives a feeling of happiness and energy. Ecstasy is especially used by people who go out to dance at clubs and parties.
Examples from the Corpus
ecstasyIt is the fervour and ecstasy with which many of them listen to music and songs.The ball flew out of the stadium, and the Boston fans hugged each other in ecstasy.All of a day to wait for the skilful of ecstasy ... she sighed.These ideas of ours are draughts drawn straight from the vats of ecstasy.Just let the chocolate melt in your mouth. It's sheer ecstasy!Everything has been turned into pleasure, euphoria, the ecstasy of seeing the laws of nature crumble before your eyes.For all those years he has experienced the ecstasy of youthful friendship without realising just how quickly it passes.I remember the ecstasy of opening the letter and finding that I'd passed my exam.I was feeling ecstatic, yet did not hope to sustain this ecstasy through my life.When not experiencing visions, ecstasies, or prophecies, he authored Moral Theology and Glories of Mary.in (an) ecstasyShe closed her eyes in ecstasy as Jamie flung himself on her, accusing her of being a flirt.He hunched his back, rolled his eyes and curled his fingers in an ecstasy of fear.As he moved upon her, the mutual warmth as their thighs made contact caused them to groan in ecstasy.I didn't notice Pearsall in ecstasies, I said.He played in an ecstasy of sweat and aggression.And I was in ecstasy, for I could survey even farther from its great back.Janir was in an ecstasy of wickedness and transgression.They were in ecstasies, he said.
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