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Definition of Ecstasy


  1. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.
  2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.
  3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.
  4. A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.
  5. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.

Ecstasy Quotations

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
Franz Kafka

Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.
Jean Genet

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson

What I absolutely want is to suggest that before it's anything else, redemption is God mending the bicycle of our souls; God bringing out the puncture repair kit, re-inflating the tires, taking off the rust, making us roadworthy once more. Not so that we can take flight into ecstasy, but so that we can do the next needful mile of our lives.
Francis Spufford
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Ecstasy Translations

ecstasy in Afrikaans is ekstase
ecstasy in Dutch is vervoering, geestvervoering, extase
ecstasy in Norwegian is ekstase
ecstasy in Swedish is extas
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