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She was in rapture as the chorus sang Bach’s Hallelujah Chorus.
  feeling ecstasy (extreme happiness)

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Christianity:  a state of spiritual ecstasy; or the foretold time of the second coming of Jesus when believers are expected to go to Heaven
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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
  • Most Christians don’t think much about rapture, but some debate its chronological relationship to tribulation.
  • "Pony!" he cried in total rapture.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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  • In between their bursts of merriment, Lifaen and Nari would remain silent for hours, observing their surroundings with a glow of peaceful rapture on their faces.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In her rapture, she hadn’t noticed the pitying glances Mabel had cast her way, nor had she realized that Cobra was, like all the men she dated, basically a loser.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • This is his rapture, Mae!
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He had come . into the visiting room to see his little buddy, Officer Jesus-Is-MyHomeboy, who was filling in for the regular visitation CO and bor— ing two prisoners who were helpers in the visiting room with predictions about the Rapture.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I pulled the D string slightly sharp—a trick I used to use to keep my adoring fans from exploding in rapture at my concerts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • We listened in rapture, and so, I half believed, did the tumbleweed and cacti, the desert, the mountains, all listening to the girl in the longfalling skirt.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl

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  • The whole kitchen would fill with their smell and color, Marie-Laure’s fingers sticky with them, a kind of rapture.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She cried out in ecstasy, with marvelous shrieks, all flowing out of some primitive source of rapture quite beyond normal sensations of sweet peril.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It fills us with the same kind of rapture.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He shook his head, absorbed in one of his feats of memory, those brief periods of scholastic rapture where he lost touch with the world around him, absorbed completely in conjuring up knowledge from all its sources.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Markos wants to walk the earth and rapture it with his lens.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I wish I could describe the rapture that flashed through my soul as I beheld it.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I want that quiet rapture again.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It would be nice to think McCandless experienced a similar rapture.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The corporal began lording over his dream life, coming at him and pounding him, his features alight in vicious rapture.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A haunted look, Rat said-partly terror, partly rapture.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • But the act of a master taking shameful, contemptuous possession of her was the kind of rapture she had wanted.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Altogether it was a great day; and tired as they were, Jurgis and Ona sat up late, contented simply to hold each other and gaze in rapture about the room.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I stood in a state of rapture after she left.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The next week the squadron won the red flag, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf was beside himself with rapture.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The white sun reflected off his bright orange scales and the glistening glorious light blinded us and filled us with the rapture true beauty brings.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Thieves and thief-takers hung in dread rapture on his words, and shrank when a hair of his eyebrows turned in their direction.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you choose," said Mr. Bennet; and, as he spoke, he left the room, fatigued with the raptures of his wife.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The astonishment which I had at first experienced on this discovery soon gave place to delight and rapture.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I keep hoping to discover that he’s dying to see me, and I’m in raptures when I notice his bashful attempts.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "Mamma!" said Eva, in a sort of a rapture, throwing herself on her neck, and embracing her over and over again.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "Oh, roof!" he repeated in a voice of rapture.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • With a sigh of rapture she relapsed into silence.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • He sensed demons gathering on the perimeter of his bliss, pounding to shatter his rapture.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • To prolong the effect he groped for a dazzling phrase, and brought out, in a growl of rapture: "Come along."
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Such plate, my dear, such plate!’ said the Jew: rubbing his hands, and elevating his eyebrows in a rapture of anticipation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The Airedale — undoubtedly there was an Airedale concerned in it somewhere, though its feet were startlingly white — changed hands and settled down into Mrs. Wilson’s lap, where she fondled the weather-proof coat with rapture.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • They repelled him and defied him: there was no passion in them, no rapture.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • While he was thus speaking, I could discover a rapture in his face, by his colour going and coming; at the same time his eyes sparkled like fire, and all the signs of the most zealous transports.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • She stretched out her arm to enjoin silence about her, held her breath, and began to listen with rapture.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And whatever it was, it communicated, apparently, both pleasure and pain in exquisite extremes: at least the anguished, yet raptured, expression of his countenance suggested that idea.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I asked him what it was, and he said, with a sort of rapture in his voice and bearing, "A kitten, a nice, little, sleek playful kitten, that I can play with, and teach, and feed, and feed, and feed!"
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Don’t pretend to be in raptures about mine.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Candide, in his raptures, cut Cunegonde’s name on the trees.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He went out, trembling all over from a sort of wild hysterical sensation, in which there was an element of insufferable rapture.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • A key is thrown in, which unlocks the door, and in a spasm of rapture he tears off his chains and rushes away to find and rescue his lady love.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • She pulled out of her box, about ten minutes ago, a little pink silk frock; rapture lit her face as she unfolded it; coquetry runs in her blood, blends with her brains, and seasons the marrow of her bones.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "Yes!" whispered Charles, in a rapture that she had neither laughed, screamed nor fainted, as he had always imagined young girls did under such circumstances.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He listened in a sort of rapture, and forgetfulness of everything.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • In the open air their rapture broke into speech.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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