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Ecstasy, any state of being beside one's self; a) extreme delight, rapture: “allay thy e.; in measure rein thy joy,” Merch. III, 2, 112. b) excitement, violent passion, extreme disquietude: “thus stands she in a trembling e.” Ven. 895. “which may her suffering e. assuage,” Compl. 69. “hinder them from what this e. may now provoke them to,” Tp. III, 3, 108. “the e. hath so much overborne her that my daughter is sometime afeard she will do a desperate outrage to herself,” Ado II, 3, 157. “attend him in his e.” Tit. IV, 1, 125. “than on the torture of the mind to lie in restless e.” Mcb III, 2, 22. “violent sorrow seems a modern e.” IV, 3, 170. “this bodiless creation e. is very cunning in. E.! my pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time,” Hml. III, 4, 138. Hml. III, 4, 138 c) madness: “how he trembles in his e.!” Err. IV, 4, 54. “his feigned --ies shall be no shelter to these outrages,” Tit. IV, 4, 21. “this is the very e. of love,” Hml. II, 1, 102. “that unmatched form and feature of blown youth blasted with e.” III, 1, 168. “sense to e. was ne'er so thralled but it reserved some quantity of choice,” III, 4, 74; cf. III, 4, 74 d) a fainting fit, a swoon: “laid good 'scuse upon your e.” Oth. IV, 1, 80.
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