[ US /ˈɹæptʃɝ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈæpt‍ʃɐ/ ]
  1. a state of elated bliss
  2. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture
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How To Use rapture In A Sentence

  • With a stage presence as big as her amazing costumes, her ad-libs and one-liners had the audience in raptures.
  • The rapture effected by an aesthetic of the sublime is often more persuasive than any rational argument in its direct exploitation and manipulation of the audience's sense of actualities, possibilities, ethical duties and emotional affinities/antipathies. On the Sublime
  • Every one of them was involved in the build up to the goal which sent the reinvigorated fans into rapture.
  • LAHAYE: Well, first of all, the reason rapture doesn't occur is because rapture comes from a Latin word in the fourth century, Jerome when he translated it. CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Is the Apocalypse Coming? - June 19, 2000
  • We have made certain that the reason of the splined spindle rapture is fatigue failure, its crack initiation lies in the minimal knuckle curvature radius surface region of the spline dedendum bottom.
  • Defy the tempest & the storm deride is not in the original nor is it good. ποθος [19] is hardly fierce desire — & all such expressions of ram-cat raptures are bad. by the by she a dark lanthern might have deprived us of this poem. your storm is very good — zounds I sweat at the bare idea of the Letter 138
  • Kabir is that rare thing: a skeptical, disillusioned poet who nevertheless speaks in a voice of rapture and entrancement. When Mysticism Came Down to Earth
  • Quite a few of them would even stub out their cigarettes so enraptured, and intimidated, would they be by the blizzard of technical virtuosity that we, today, take for granted. Debra Levine: Ballets Russes Updated: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Turns 15
  • Painters and sculptors who have seen her graceful performances are said to be simply enraptured with the perfection of her harmony of motion.
  • And for rapture the sea was disparted, and onward the car-steeds flew. IX. On Reading the Bible (II)
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