Exalted (Adjective) – In a state of extreme happiness.

Taken from Nella Larsen’s Quicksand, Chapter 19

Helga Crane never forgot it. She had carried away from yesterday’s meeting a feeling of increasing elation. It had seemed to her that she hadn’t been so happy, so exalted, in years, if ever.

In this context, Larsen used the word exalted to describe even further how elated Helga is to meet with Dr. Anderson whom she is attracted on.


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