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  • He knew she was there by the rapture and the terror that seized on his heart.
  • "Oh, yes, yes; make haste, please," answered Levin, with difficulty restraining the smile of rapture which would overspread his face.
  • But she was still the same, and the sight of her affected him the same way, physically reviving him, stirring him, and filling his soul with rapture.
  • She felt that at that moment she could not put into words the sense of shame, of rapture, and of horror at this stepping into a new life, and she did not want to speak of it, to vulgarize this feeling by inappropriate words.
  • "You were driving to Ergushovo," said Levin, feeling as if he would sob with the rapture that was flooding his heart.
  • She blushed with emotion when he came into the room, she could not repress a smile of rapture when he said anything amiable to her.
  • Countess Lidia Ivanovna looked at him ecstatically, and tears of rapture at the greatness of his soul came into her eyes.
  • Every face that, with such agony, such blunders and corrections had grown up within him with its special character, every face that had given him such torments and such raptures, and all these faces so many times transposed for the sake of the harmony of the whole, all the shades of color and tones that he had attained with such labor—all of this together seemed to him now, looking at it with their eyes, the merest vulgarity, something that had been done a thousand times over.

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  • She was in rapture as the chorus sang Bach’s Hallelujah Chorus.
  • She listened to her music in a state of rapture.
    Charles Dickens

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