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  • noun Obsolete spelling of ecstasy.


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  • If only we could be together, you could pretend to crush my throat in ecstacy ..

    It's Christmas On Hoth 2005

  • Supposing one was newly wed and was bubbling over in ecstacy of joy, then give one an English railway compartment, where two just made one can be secluded from the eyes of a cold, sneering public, who are just as great fools under the same conditions, although they would deny it if one told them so.

    Nellie Bly's Book: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days 1890

  • “Where were the teabaggers when George W. Bush lied us into an unjust war with Iraq, pushed our country towards fascism, broke the FISA law, created record debt, borrowed from communist China, increased corporate socialism, and trample all over the constitution?” licking cheney’s shrivelled up nutsack in ecstacy as he teabagged them

    Think Progress » First health care, now jobs: Right wing advocates discriminating against Obama voters. 2010

  • Ok, that comment, “Danny Craig’s ass – shuddering in ecstacy” really made me pause a moment b/c the District Attorney in my hometown is named Danny Craig and I don’t think his ass has made a public appearance.

    Torturing Your Character 2007

  • "When I am making sweet love to my wife," I said, "And she is moaning out in ecstacy and crying out my name, the name she cries is 'Ferrett.'

    Finally! scouseboy 2004

  • His ecstacy was a drug, enveloping his senses; again it was a fire that threatened the very altar of his soul.

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa

  • There is an aspect to worship and religious ecstacy which is intensely individual and which can only be experienced through personal gnosis.

    Please Tell Me What “God” Means Sean 2007

  • Calocerius, a pagan, beholding them, was struck with admiration, and exclaimed in a kind of ecstacy, "Great is the God of the christians!" for which he was apprehended, and suffered a similar fate.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs John Foxe

  • The revelation was so overwhelming that she lost consciousness and fell into a kind of ecstacy, for a space during which the confessor happened to be called away.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux 1840-1916 1913

  • Japan and China, and tapestries, surprised him so much that he knew not how to believe his own eyes; but when he came to the goldsmiths and jewelers he was in a kind of ecstacy to behold such prodigious quantities of wrought gold and silver, and was dazzled by the lustre of the pearls, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and other jewels exposed to sale.

    The Blue Fairy Book Andrew Lang 1878


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  • More commonly spelled as ecstasy.

    October 10, 2008