For the rest, he thought the dialectical part of his argument of little worth; he saw only too clearly that the result of these ecstatic
moments was stupefaction, mental darkness, idiocy.
she exclaimed again, and I saw an ecstatic
look pass between her and a still smaller girl with her, whom she referred to as a neighbour.
He recalled the scene within the temple when he had lain stretched upon the sacrificial altar, while La, with high-raised dagger, stood above him, and the rows of priests and priestesses awaited, in the ecstatic
hysteria of fanaticism, the first gush of their victim's warm blood, that they might fill their golden goblets and drink to the glory of their Flaming God.
Coulson had the appearance of a man for whom the troubles of this world are over, and who was realizing the ecstatic
bliss of a temporary Nirvana.
He had previously experienced a great consolation and spiritual exaltation when receiving communion, and now when he himself officiated, the performance of the preparation filled him with ecstatic
and deep emotion.
The wretched girl believed Mirabel with such an ecstatic
sense of belief that she trembled in every limb, and dropped into the nearest chair.
They drew away and waited in ecstatic
awe for that which was about to happen.
And Polly could not restrain an ecstatic
skip, for this burst of joy rather upset her.
Leslie sat on the floor with the baby in her lap, making ecstatic
dabs at his fat little hands as he fluttered them in the air.
On the artistic side the most conspicuous thing in his poetry is the ecstatic
aspiration for Beauty and the magnificent embodiment of it.
She let me hold it for a moment, and I saw a flash of ecstatic
brilliance in her eye, a glow of glad excitement on her face - I thought my hour of victory was come - but instantly a painful recollection seemed to flash upon her; a cloud of anguish darkened her brow, a marble paleness blanched her cheek and lip; there seemed a moment of inward conflict, and, with a sudden effort, she withdrew her hand, and retreated a step or two back.
In this our heroe was certainly the principal character; for as he probably felt more ecstatic
delight in having saved Sophia than she herself received from being saved, so neither were the congratulations paid to her equal to what were conferred on Jones, especially by Mr Western himself, who, after having once or twice embraced his daughter, fell to hugging and kissing Jones.
she said, coming closer to him, and looking at him with an ecstatic
smile of love.
Felix seemed ravished with delight when he saw her, every trait of sorrow vanished from his face, and it instantly expressed a degree of ecstatic
joy, of which I could hardly have believed it capable; his eyes sparkled, as his cheek flushed with pleasure; and at that moment I thought him as beautiful as the stranger.
Even as to that, mum,' answered the ecstatic
Sloppy, 'the turning might be done in the night, don't you see?