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burst with excitement

To be so filled up with enthusiasm as to be unable to contain it. I am just bursting with excitement about our new house and can't wait to move in!
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burst with excitement

Fig. to have a strong feeling of excitement. Joe was just bursting with excitement because of his triumph. The new toys had the children all bursting with excitement.
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ripple of excitement

a series of quiet but excited murmurs. A ripple of excitement spread through the crowd. As the president came near, a ripple of excitement indicated that people could really see him.
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Excitement levels hit their highest when participants in a study spotted a good bargain compared to an array of other stimulants and luxury goods
Playing in bands such as Drawn By Lines, Written From Negative, B>E>A>K and Mansions Of Glory, as well as the collaboration on the YoruSouken album with Adam Royal of Cries And Wild Eyes, Razmataz Lorry Excitement is Kev's solo work.
HALL of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward believes David Haye is bringing an excitement to boxing not seen since Cassius Clay burst on the scene.
1 : something that stirs up feelings of great enthusiasm and interest <The game was filled with excitement.
And the Villa boss says that he shares a genuine excitement with the supporters about the transformations set to take place on and off the pitch this summer.
If the excitement leading up to Friday's game wasn't enough to keep Kevin Sanchez awake at night, it's not likely he had a much easier time getting to sleep Friday night.
Anyone watching Pontiac's television commercials would have a tough time telling that this is GM's excitement division.
One could feel a flash of excitement hit the audience when it caught a glimpse of Pilobolus' famed physicality, its circusy way of using bodies as organic elements in a larger whole.
The excitement in Michigan's middle schools is around the Freedom to Learn program, a 1-to-1 wireless laptop initiative envisioned initially in 2001 by Rick Johnson, Michigan's former Speaker of the House.
Work excitement is an organizational model that seeks to enhance nurses' performance thereby improving patient outcomes.
Many in agriculture have experienced the emotion and excitement of the National FFA Convention firsthand, whether as a youth or as an ag professional.
Miracles on a Mountainside and lots of fun and excitement are waiting for you at the 19th Annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo.
In their public prayers, these New England Protestants found a balance between excessive excitement and cold calculation and offered emotional appeals to their God in hopes of receiving divine favors in return.
She ended up loading about 75 newsletters into her car with all the excitement you can imagine in a teenage girl--but excitement about newsletters
One learned with excitement what Bob was thinking and reading and saw first-hand his mastery of the beauties of the English language.