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Definitionfeeling ecstasy (extreme happiness)
or more rarely:
Christianity: a state of spiritual ecstasy; or the foretold time of the second coming of Jesus when believers are expected to go to Heaven
- In the open air their rapture broke into speech.Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (5% in)
- With what a ghastly rapture, as it were, too mighty to be expressed only by the eye and features, and therefore bursting forth through the whole ugliness of his figure, and making itself even riotously manifest by the extravagant gestures with which he threw up his arms towards the ceiling, and stamped his foot upon the floor!Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (97% in)
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