state of excitement

state of excitement
   having an erection of the penis
   Not merely awaiting the benevolence of Father Christmas:
    Someone like me who delivers telegrams and winds up in a state of excitement on a green sofa with a girl dying of the galloping consumption. (McCourt, 1997)

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  • state of excitement — index affection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • State of Excitement — Western Australia …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • State of Excitement — noun the, Obsolete Western Australia …   Australian English dictionary

  • excitement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, extreme, great, high, intense, tremendous ▪ breathless, feverish, giddy (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • state — 01. The children have been in a constant [state] of excitement since we told them we were going to go skiing for the Christmas holidays. 02. Please [state] your name and address. 03. You can t go to the party in that [state]; you re a mess! 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Excitement — Ex*cite ment . [Cf. OF. excitement, escitement.] 1. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people. [1913 Webster] 2. That which excites or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • state — [stāt] n. [ME < OFr & L: OFr estat < L status, state, position, standing < pp. of stare, to STAND] 1. a set of circumstances or attributes characterizing a person or thing at a given time; way or form of being; condition [a state of… …   English World dictionary

  • excitement — [[t]ɪksa͟ɪtmənt[/t]] excitements N VAR You use excitement to refer to the state of being excited, or to something that excites you. Everyone is in a state of great excitement. ...the excitement of a thunderstorm... This game had its challenges,… …   English dictionary

  • excitement — noun 1. the feeling of lively and cheerful joy (Freq. 9) he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed • Syn: ↑exhilaration • Derivationally related forms: ↑excite, ↑exhilarate (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • excitement — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) State of being excited Nouns 1. excitement, excitation; stimulation, piquancy, provocation, arousal, incitement; animation, agitation, perturbation; intoxication, high pressure; exhilaration, passion,… …   English dictionary for students

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