An example of élan is believing that you can do anything.
The three reservoirs on the Elan were completed in 1904.
In the heyday of his youth his high spirits and passion for adventure enabled him to surmount every obstacle with elan.
He was present at the engagements of Hort and Hatvan, converted the doubtful fight of Tap16-Bicsk into a victory, and fought with irresistible elan at the bloody battle of Isaszeg.
Near Rhayader are the large reservoirs constructed (1895) by the corporation of Birmingham in the Elan and Claerwen valleys.