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  • noun Plural form of ecstacy.
  • noun Obsolete spelling of ecstasy.


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  • Hitler “went into ecstacies about its beauty,” Speer recalled, “his eyes glittering with an excitement that struck me as uncanny.”

    Human Smoke Nicholson Baker 2008

  • Her ecstacies, and her furies, will always be necessary.

    The Passion Of Pauline 2008

  • My ecstacies were still further toned down when I woke the next morning with my neck, hands, and face stinging and swollen from the bites of innumerable mosquitoes.

    The Englishwoman in America 2007

  • Barcelona, still travelling as a mendicant, always experiencing trances and ecstacies, and frequently visited by the Holy Virgin and Jesus Christ.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • All this somewhat damped my ecstacies, and contrasted unfavourably with the orderly and easy way in which I landed on the shore of the United States.

    The Englishwoman in America 2007

  • Mr. Williams and Mrs. Jewkes came to me both together; he in ecstacies, she with a strange fluttering sort of air.

    Pamela 2006

  • "Oooh!" the others did cry out in their feminine ecstacies.

    Shenanigans at the Jolliest Roger Douglas Hoffman 2005

  • "Oooh!" the others did cry out in their feminine ecstacies.

    Archive 2005-09-01 Douglas Hoffman 2005

  • The merchant, in ecstacies with all he saw and heard, said to himself:

    The Blue Fairy Book 2003

  • Here was a panacea, a [Greek text] for all human woes; here was the secret of happiness, about which philosophers had disputed for so many ages, at once discovered: happiness might now be bought for a penny, and carried in the waistcoat pocket; portable ecstacies might be had corked up in a pint bottle, and peace of mind could be sent down in gallons by the mail-coach.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater 2003


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