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  • He is enraptured in her presence.
  • The music uplifted and enraptured me.
  • Not only did I fall in love with formal tournament competition, but I was enraptured with so many other facets of the game; the different courses, the people, the history and traditions.
    Ben Crenshaw
  • With the enthusiasm of a young artist she drew from the keys strains that seemed marvelously beautiful to Mam’selle Pauline, who stood enraptured near her.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening

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  • This was not a task with which I was enraptured, but as I went about the Barrens I had kept a casual eye open for scats.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • How did that square with the fact that on each of these succeeding days when I had seen Sophie and Nathan together the word "enraptured" would have seemed to be a vapid understatement for the nature of their relationship?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Adel listened, fascinated, enraptured.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • She is enraptured, as though in a pearly light.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Do you know that since your daughter came out everyone has been enraptured by her?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • By 1930, when Louie was entering his teens, California was enraptured with eugenics, and would ultimately sterilize some twenty thousand people.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • You could have painted a barn with all the lipstick that went into "H. W. enraptured forever" and things of that kind.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Clary had been so enraptured by the books and distracted by Hodge that she hadn’t seen Alec sprawled in an overstuffed red armchair by the empty fireplace.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "Jus’ thought she’d like ter see ’em," shrugged Hagrid, still gazing, enraptured, at the dragons.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Although we were both enraptured, neither Bailey nor I was unaware of her nervousness.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Almost overnight the Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade was in full flower, and Captain Black was enraptured to discover himself spearheading it.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Juliet was sprawled on the cot, enraptured by a concrete wall.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The old man appeared enraptured and said some words which Agatha endeavoured to explain to Safie, and by which he appeared to wish to express that she bestowed on him the greatest delight by her music.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Flatnose was staring into space, enraptured, as if a pirate ship with all sails set were truly cruising in through one of the church windows.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • BENEATHA listens, enraptured, her 60 eyes far away—"back to the past."
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • PRELIMINARY GAYETIES worthy to be called Floreal, and who is delighted, enraptured, as happy as the angels, because a wretch yesterday, a frightful banker all spotted with small-pox, deigned to take a fancy to her!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Dr. Abaddon, apparently enraptured by the sight of the squid, seemed unable to pull his eyes away from the glass.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The young girl raised sweet, enraptured eyes to him from time to time, and their hair mingled in a ray of spring sunshine.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The way he talked sounded part Yankee, part foreign, like one of those friendly Irish policemen in the old movies: "Och, mind you!"Ruth May, who’d been up out of bed for a few days and seemed to be on the mend, was so enraptured with him she sat with her head practically leaning up against his worn-out trousers.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • ’No, indeed,’ said I. In short, my aunt, seeing how enraptured I was with the premises, took them for a month, with leave to remain for twelve months when that time was out.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • After passing the well of the companionway that led to the platform, I saw a cabin 2 meters long in which Conseil and Ned Land, enraptured with their meal, were busy devouring it to the last crumb.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • She saw-with a single artery beating under the skin of his throat, with a froth of pink in the corner of his mouththe look of an enraptured dedication which was almost a smile, and she knew that she was witnessing Francisco d’Anconia’s greatest achievement.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • We told our story to enraptured groups and struck a chord.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Their souls met in a last lingering glance and the eyes that reached her heart, full of a strange shining, hung enraptured on her sweet flowerlike face.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He saw her body standing before him, straight and tense, her head thrown back, her arms at her sides, palms out, as she stood for many days; but now her body was alive, so still that it seemed to tremble, saying what he had wanted to hear: a proud, reverent, enraptured surrender to a vision of her own, the right moment, the moment before the figure would sway and break, the moment touched by the reflection of what she saw.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • For a moment the spy was silent, enraptured, then he bowed suddenly from the waist, widely, formally, gracefully, plucking the floppy hat from the balding head and actually sweeping the ground with it, dandy, ridiculous, something off a stage somewhere designed for a king.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • "How do you fancy your son in this!" he said, enraptured, showing her the suit.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Elizabeth-Jane was fond of music; she could not help pausing to listen; and the longer she listened the more she was enraptured.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • His less savage critics thought he was just an aristocrat enraptured by the delights of the Poetic Festival while the nation bled to death in an endless civil war.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Isabelle’s face was a study in enraptured curiosity.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • This amazed and enraptured Tess, whose slight experiences had been so infelicitous till now; and in her reaction from indignation against the male sex she swerved to excess of honour for Clare.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • And so excited and flattered and enraptured was he that he could scarcely arrange his jumbled thoughts and emotions in any seemly way.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • If he went on the march, Sabina would gaze down on him enraptured; she would understand that he had remained faithful to her.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Fain would I pause to dwell upon the world of charms that burst upon the enraptured gaze of my hero, as he entered the state parlor of Van Tassel’s mansion.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Others came clawing out of their pew, frantic, enraptured, as if the bench had suddenly grown too hot to sit on, and maybe it had.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • These two, therefore, sat stoutly to it during the whole evening, and long after that happy hour which had surrendered the charming Sophia to the eager arms of her enraptured Jones.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • For a while he let this lively and yet orderly world go through its evolutions before my enraptured eyes in play and strife, making treaties and fighting battles, wooing, marrying and multiplying.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Pitt Crawley was amazed and enraptured with her speech.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Miss Flite, quite enraptured by her success, makes the best of her way to court, having great fears that otherwise her friend the Chancellor may be uneasy about her or may give the judgment she has so long expected in her absence, and observing "which you know, my dear physician, and general, after so many years, would be too absurdly unfortunate!"
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "I do so love him when he goes up in the air like that!" cried Mme. Verdurin, the moment that he had finished, enraptured that the table-talk should have proved so entertaining on the very night that Forcheville was dining with them for the first time.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • At the next house they visited, they were in great glory; for, there, resided the six children who were so enraptured with the public actions of the phenomenon, and who, being called down from the nursery to be treated with a private view of that young lady, proceeded to poke their fingers into her eyes, and tread upon her toes, and show her many other little attentions peculiar to their time of life.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Mescal was enraptured at the scene.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • It was an enraptured and amazed gaze.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Dart, tense and enraptured, saw the tip of her tongue lick traces of taste from her lips.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Drogo will be enraptured.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Philip was enraptured.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
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