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Examples of euphoria in a Sentence
The initial euphoria following their victory in the election has now subsided.
The drug produces intense feelings of euphoria.
Recent Examples of euphoria from the Web
With the euphoria of the passage of a major tax bill still running high, the discord over what’s next reflects a tough reality for the GOP: Heading into an election year, nothing being contemplated will be easy.
With Mitch Hildebrandt blocking 3 penalty kicks including the final attempt, to win the game, the drama and euphoria were off the charts.
Life in Code includes deep dives on such puzzles as the viability of artificial intelligence, the paradoxes of virtual flirtation, and the surreal euphoria of living through the industry’s most hubristic periods.
Nektar Therapeutics is developing an opioid that is designed to limit the euphoria patients feel when taking other painkillers -- a major factor in driving addiction.
The euphoria of Crimea’s annexation has given way to disappointment.
In vivid color, Clinton also recalls the whiplash of the last 24 hours of the campaign, from the euphoria of her last full day of campaigning to the pain and uncertainty on election night.
Amid euphorias and parabolic curves, no one knows when the peak will come.
Some viewers reported that these videos could elicit the most pleasurable sensations: a tingling feeling at the scalp and spine, coupled with euphoria and an almost trance-like relaxation.
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euphoria Has Greek Roots
Health and happiness are often linked, sometimes even in etymologies. Nowadays "euphoria" generally refers to happiness, but it derives from "euphoros," a Greek word that means "healthy." Given that root, it's not surprising that in its original English uses, it was a medical term. A 1706 quotation shows how doctors used it then: "'Euphoria,' the well bearing of the Operation of a Medicine, i.e. when the Patient finds himself eas'd or reliev'd by it." Modern physicians still use the term, but they aren't likely to prescribe something that will cause it. In contemporary medicine, "euphoria" describes abnormal or inappropriate feelings such as those caused by an illegal drug or an illness.
Synonymscloud nine, elatedness, elation, ecstasy, exhilaration, heaven, high, intoxication, paradise, rapture, rhapsody, seventh heaven, swoon, transport
Related Wordsexaltation; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, delight, enchantment, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, pleasure; reverie, trance; inspiration; fervor, frenzy, madness, passion; cheer, cheerfulness, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), glee, gleefulness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartedness
Near Antonymsmisery, sadness, unhappiness, woe, wretchedness; blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopes
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