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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Thou didst crave for free love and not the base raptures of the slave before the might that has overawed him for ever.
  • And three times she kissed the certainly charming, though rather fat, hand of Grushenka in a sort of rapture.
  • "Perhaps there’s rather too much rapture," thought Alyosha.
  • But the promise that he should hear his last word on earth, that it should be the last gift to him, Alyosha, sent a thrill of rapture through his soul.
  • Of the raptures of his love he said nothing, but told them that he abandoned his determination to shoot himself, owing to "new factors in the case."
  • I only speak from rapture, and forgive my tears, for I love the Bible.
  • Seek that rapture and ecstasy.
  • Something glowed in Alyosha’s heart, something filled it till it ached, tears of rapture rose from his soul….
  • He did not stop on the steps either, but went quickly down; his soul, overflowing with rapture, yearned for freedom, space, openness.
  • Oh! in his rapture he was weeping even over those stars, which were shining to him from the abyss of space, and "he was not ashamed of that ecstasy."
  • Mitya, dumb with rapture, gazed into her eyes, at her face, at her smile, and suddenly clasped her tightly in his arms and kissed her passionately.
  • She greeted Alyosha with cries of rapture.
  • … the thunderous rapture of the seraphim.
  • My life is ending, I know that well, but every day that is left me I feel how my earthly life is in touch with a new infinite, unknown, that approaching life, the nearness of which sets my soul quivering with rapture, my mind glowing and my heart weeping with joy.
  • I heard the glad shrieks of the cherubim singing and shouting hosannah and the thunderous rapture of the seraphim which shook heaven and all creation, and I swear to you by all that’s sacred, I longed to join the choir and shout hosannah with them all.

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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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