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intr.v. ex·ult·ed, ex·ult·ing, ex·ults
1. To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant.
2. Obsolete To leap upward, especially for joy.

[Latin exsultāre : ex-, ex- + saltāre, to dance, frequentative of salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·ul′tance, ex·ul′tan·cy n.
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The act or condition of feeling an uplifting joy over a success or victory:
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There was an exultance about his bearing and a keenness like that of a hunting animal catching the fresh scent of game.
Anguish (or memories of it), as she says, she can pour into her writings, but painting for her is exultance and sheer exhilaration of the spirit, ensconced within her, by the grace of God.
It was as if a stone had been rolled off them all, and she heard their voice for the first time, deep, wild, with a certain exultance and menace.