What does the word ecstasy mean?

Usage examples for ecstasy

  1. When I saw my deliverance then put visibly into my hands, I was ready to sink down with the surprise, and it was a good while before I could speak a word to the captain, who was in as great an ecstasy as I. After some time, I came dressed in a new habit of the captain's, being still called governor. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. But such was the ecstasy in the soul that I didn't utter a cry. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. For Edith, she sat scarcely breathing- quivering with ecstasy. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming