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rapture as in:  listened with rapture

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  • She listened to her music in a state of rapture.   (source)
    rapture = ecstasy
  • Dad continued with his raptures, oblivious to the effect he was having on his listeners.   (source)
    raptures = expressions of excitement and joy
  • They met in the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea, and so whenever anything happened there, even something terrible, it was like all of a sudden they were not large sedentary creatures, but the young and idealistic and self-sufficient and rugged people they had once been, and their rapture was such that they didn't even glance over at me as...   (source)
    rapture = extreme happiness
  • It would be nice to think McCandless experienced a similar rapture.   (source)
  • I keep hoping to discover that he's dying to see me, and I'm in raptures when I notice his bashful attempts.   (source)
    raptures = feelings of ecstasy (extreme happiness)
  • "Pony!" he cried in total rapture.   (source)
    rapture = ecstasy (extreme happiness)
  • 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.   (source)
    rapture = extreme happiness
  • 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.   (source)
  • But if she were to say yes, what rapture!   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
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  • I want that quiet rapture again. I want to feel the same powerful, nameless urge that I used to feel when I turned to my books.   (source)
  • Anne gave herself up to a silent rapture over the shore road and Marilla guided the sorrel abstractedly while she pondered deeply.   (source)
  • 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!"   (source)
  • In the open air their rapture broke into speech.   (source)
    rapture = extreme joy
  • The astonishment which I had at first experienced on this discovery soon gave place to delight and rapture.   (source)
    rapture = extreme happiness
  • The English word rapture comes from the same root.†   (source)
  • This was hypoxia, hallucination, smoke rapture—what happened to oxygen-starved divers.†   (source)
  • With rapture.†   (source)
  • Had Romeo been told by Juliet that she would appear at her window at noon, the young Veronan's rapture at the appointed hour could not have matched the Count's.†   (source)
  • The Rapture was coming, we thought.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • That first peach slithers down his throat like rapture.†   (source)
  • This is his rapture, Mae!†   (source)
  • rapture of so much amateur conjecturing and surmising would flush their faces as irrepressibly as blood!†   (source)
  • A perfect moment of glorious rapture?†   (source)
  • He was gazing at her in rapture.†   (source)
  • A haunted look, Rat said-partly terror, partly rapture.†   (source)
  • In his transports of artistic rapture he could sense the dissolving of the boundary between dream and reality.†   (source)
  • He glanced at me, still breathing heavily, and then looked up at the sky, a calm sapphire blue where the little white clouds left by shrapnel still hovered, and an expression of rapture came into his eyes, as if he saw Yahweh in all his majesty there in the heavens.†   (source)
  • It could be her birthday, it could be the morning of the Rapture-Cathy will get up early on Saturday to clean.†   (source)
  • Markos wants to walk the earth and rapture it with his lens.†   (source)
  • Jessica saw that the entire troop was caught up in a rapture of listening.†   (source)
  • By the time he started using words like "rapture" and "sexiness," he was swooping around as if he were having a seizure.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They spent unimaginable hours holding hands in the armchairs by the railing, they exchanged unhurried kisses, they enjoyed the rapture of caresses without the pitfalls of impatience.†   (source)
  • I stood in a state of rapture after she left.†   (source)
  • Shiva was in rapture, grinning from ear to ear.†   (source)
  • I can see by the dewy-eyed rapture on the girls' faces that they are taking Brigid's words to be gospel truth.†   (source)
  • The Rapture is approaching.†   (source)
  • into the visiting room to see his little buddy, Officer Jesus-Is-MyHomeboy, who was filling in for the regular visitation CO and boring two prisoners who were helpers in the visiting room with predictions about the Rapture.†   (source)
  • She watched with a sort of rapture the movements of this party.†   (source)
  • My rapture was interrupted by the sound of a child's voice, a girl, speaking in English.†   (source)
  • "Fortune!" she wheezed, a pitiable rapture on her unblinking face.†   (source)
  • They are in The Rapture.†   (source)
  • And the little girl's dark eyes, which her face hadn't yet grown into, fixed in serious rapture on some invisible object on the ceiling.†   (source)
  • Colonel Korn saw and quivered with uncontainable rapture.†   (source)
  • On their firelit faces, Mortenson was amazed to see not bloodlust, but rapture.†   (source)
  • If he was Jesus ....if this was the Second Coming ....well, there'd be rapture and destruction and resurrections and we wouldn't be sitting here having a normal conversation.†   (source)
  • He stuffed his fingers into his mouth and sucked with such relief, such rapture, that Tom thought he'd lost his mind on the spot.†   (source)
  • Ork tells him what he has seen, and he listens in rapture.†   (source)
  • What metaphysical rapture could equal it for its substance, its frailty, and its beauty?†   (source)
  • For contrast the girl wore a large blue hat, fetching as a frying pan; Ralph watched as she took two steps, gazed up with rapture at the tree branches, then took another two steps.†   (source)
  • Yet in it there was a representation of a roosted bird and an entranced beast and a self-enrapturing man, except that this time the man was Orpheus and the rapture came from music rather than prayer.†   (source)
  • How my heart with rapture thrills ....0 the hills!†   (source)
  • I'm making an adjustment right now ...Do you have any rapture symptoms yourself?†   (source)
  • She cried out in ecstasy, with marvelous shrieks, all flowing out of some primitive source of rapture quite beyond normal sensations of sweet peril.†   (source)
  • The song of each tiny, dull-hued singer
    Stirs rapture and awakens unrest
    Deep within each ensorcelled grove.†   (source)
  • She looked at Bernard with an expression of rapture,   (source)
  • ...but of rapture in which there was no trace of agitation or excitement–for to be excited is still to be unsatisfied.   (source)
  • The warm glory of afternoon sunlight made him start and blink his eyes. "Oh, roof!" he repeated in a voice of rapture.   (source)
  • With closed eyes, his face shining with rapture, John was softly declaiming to vacancy: "Oh! she doth teach the torches to burn bright."   (source)
  • With a sigh of rapture she relapsed into silence.   (source)
  • Often, when most miserable, I sank to repose, and my dreams lulled me even to rapture.   (source)
  • All these raptured voyages of exploration were made in the odd half hours which she was allowed for play, and Anne talked Matthew and Marilla half-deaf over her discoveries.   (source)
    raptured = extremely joyful
  • In the main street, at the corner of the court, some labourers were repairing the gas-pipes, and had lighted a great fire in a brazier, round which a party of ragged men and boys were gathered: warming their hands and winking their eyes before the blaze in rapture.   (source)
    rapture = extreme happiness
  • 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!   (source)
  • The Greeks wept for joy when they beheld the Mediterranean from the hills of Asia, and hailed with rapture the boundary of their toils.   (source)
  • Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.   (source)
  • He sensed demons gathering on the perimeter of his bliss, pounding to shatter his rapture.†   (source)
  • He gazes at it with rapture; there is no other word for it.†   (source)
  • It fills us with the same kind of rapture.†   (source)
  • Apo shouted, throwing up his hands in theatrical rapture, as the table exploded in laughter.†   (source)
  • The countenance of simple rapture that she turned to him was reply sufficient.†   (source)
  • Eugene sucked in the air-now it was rapture.†   (source)
  • He listens as much as he performs, a look of hideous, powerful rapture on his face.†   (source)
  • The sweat of rapture poured down from his forehead, and then he shouted into the marshes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The ordinary pleasures of life at home—eating breakfast with my wife, watching the sun go down over Puget Sound, being able to get up in the middle of the night and walk barefoot to a warm bathroom-generated flashes of joy that bordered on rapture.†   (source)
  • Rapture.†   (source)
  • The whole kitchen would fill with their smell and color, Marie-Laure's fingers sticky with them, a kind of rapture.†   (source)
  • Or joyful, she could be that as well: given the right conditions, the secret of which was known only to her, she could drift off into a kind of rapture.†   (source)
  • I promised myself that once I achieved immortality again, I would assemble the Nine Muses and together we would create an ode, a hymnal to the power of bacon, which would move the heavens to tears and cause rapture across the universe.†   (source)
  • And though Briony felt vindicated by the reaction of the adults, and was experiencing the onset of a sweet and inward rapture, she was also pleased to be down on the sofa with her mother, partially screened by the standing men from her sister's red-eyed contempt.†   (source)
  • It was obvious the man had been deep within the drug's rapture when he received this report, and had stopped only to take the antidote before rushing here.†   (source)
  • When she described a happy outcome, that moment when the battle was over and an exhausted mother took the child in her arms for the first time, and gazed in rapture into a new face, it was the unspoken call to Cecilia's own future, the one she would share with him, which gave the writing its simple power, though in truth, his thoughts dwelled less on birth than conception.†   (source)
  • Finally, when Jimmy didn't think he could stand any more boiled spaghetti, and the sight of Amanda staring into space while chewing on a strand of her hair no longer brought on an attack of lust and rapture, he landed a job.†   (source)
  • Spirits always induce a sense of rapture when they choose to communicate with we who are made of matter, but do not allow them to deceive you.†   (source)
  • He prayed to God that the lightning of divine justice would strike Fermina Daza as she was about to give her vow of love and obedience to a man who wanted her for his wife only as a social adornment, and he went into rapture at the vision of the bride, his bride or no one's, lying face up on the flagstones of the Cathedral, her orange blossoms laden with the dew of death, and the foaming torrent of her veil covering the funerary marbles of the fourteen bishops who were buried in front of the main altar.†   (source)
  • I can still see the rapture in their faces as the preacher took them in his arms, then ever so gently leaned them back, back, until the waters closed over them and the thing was done.†   (source)
  • They passed drop-offs where the milkwhite shoulder of the road became a luminous ramp into an attractive void of weightlessness and rapture.†   (source)
  • Brian went into a state of body rapture over a lime sherbet Chevrolet, a '57 Bel Air convertible with white upholstery.†   (source)
  • The next week the squadron won the red flag, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf was beside himself with rapture.†   (source)
  • When she had slaked her thirst at its little ice-cold chalice, she raised her head with a low exclamation of rapture.†   (source)
  • The manager stands and spins, he is spinning with his arms spread wide—maybe it's an ascetic rapture, a thing they do in mosques in Anatolia.†   (source)
  • 'Sweden!' cried the chaplain, shaking his head up and down with gleeful rapture and prancing about uncontrollably from spot to spot in a grinning, delicious frenzy.†   (source)
  • His confidence was growing, and the relief that he felt for having survived so rigorous a social test brought him not just ease, but rapture.†   (source)
  • The land he put behind him, the altitude he gained, and the delight of crossing open country brought the kind of rapture he had known on his rides between Rome and Bologna.†   (source)
  • Nately moved to her in a happy daze, so overcome with rapture that he hardly minded when her kid sister interrupted him again by flying into the room and flinging herself down onto the bed between them.†   (source)
  • The photo mosaics seemed to reveal a secondary beauty in the world, ordinarily unseen, some hallucinatory fuse of exactitude and rapture.†   (source)
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rapture as in:  awaiting the rapture

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  • She believes the rapture is coming soon.
    rapture = belief of some Christian denominations in a second coming of Jesus
  • Most Christians don't think much about rapture, but some debate its chronological relationship to tribulation.
    rapture = belief of some Christian denominations in a second coming of Jesus when believers are expected to go to Heaven
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  • To judge from the pictures, Pickett didn't seem to be missing so much as he seemed to have been raptured.†   (source)
  • You have been kind enough — in the midst of your raptures — to enquire as to my progress with Grace Marks.†   (source)
  • In town one day he went into small embarrassed raptures over diagonal parking.†   (source)
  • With the crowd in raptures, cannon pounding, church bells clanging, Washington bowed still again and then, Adams at his side, moved back to deliver his inaugural address to a seated Congress.†   (source)
  • Once, when I raptured in a violet glow given off by the Queen of the World, my father asked me why, and I thought he was crazy not to see.†   (source)
  • POZZO: (in raptures).†   (source)
  • You associated it with Paul's raptures, and you thought of me, a mutant, and of dolphins and diamonds and my recent trip.†   (source)
  • Sashenka, who from long custom expected to have his childish utterances greeted with raptures and therefore prattled obligingly, was upset because for once he had no success, no one took any notice of him.†   (source)
  • She has the air of a professional guide for whom the ravishments of, say, Niagara Falls have become a commonplace, but who hopes to enjoy vicariously the raptures of visiting neophytes.†   (source)
  • If I put in the chilblains and the shivering at night under the thin blanket, and the whipping if you complained, he is in raptures; and if I add the improper behaviour of Dr. Bannerling towards me, and the cold baths naked and wrapped in a sheet, and the strait-waistcoat in the darkened room, he is almost in ecstasies; but his favourite part of the story is when poor James McDermott was hauling me all around the house at Mr. Kinnear's, looking for a bed fit for his wicked purposes, with Nancy and Mr. Kinnear lying dead in the cellar, and me almost out of my wits with terror; and he blames himself that he wasn't there to rescue me.†   (source)
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  • This is the incense of her experience, the burnt cedar and gum, a retaining medium that keeps the moment whole, all the moments, the swaying soulclap raptures and the unspoken closeness, a fellowship of deep belief.†   (source)
  • Still rapturing, I'd guess.†   (source)
  • We were just in raptures over your swan.†   (source)
  • Yet this did not prevent me from feeling ecstasies and raptures spontaneously and intensely and without any shame or the least sense of guilt, so long as they were disconnected with my own body.†   (source)
  • I never said a word to her, but came by with a miserable counterfeit of merely passing, secretly pumped with raptures and streaming painfully.†   (source)
  • She flung herself upon him, went into raptures.†   (source)
  • A call from Dale disturbed their raptures.†   (source)
  • In the provinces all the ladies were in raptures over it, those who had read it, at least.†   (source)
  • She echoed the raptures of Charlotte somewhat faintly.†   (source)
  • He had to rise and be shown round, but he went through the business without any raptures whatever.†   (source)
  • I went home in raptures, but took another road in order to avoid Peter.†   (source)
  • "Said I not so?" answered the Prior; "but check your raptures, the Franklin observes you."†   (source)
  • I'll gossip and giggle, and have horrors and raptures over any trifle you like.†   (source)
  • Will you give me leave to defer your raptures till I write again?†   (source)
  • Don't pretend to be in raptures about mine.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Elton had received notice of it that morning, and was in raptures.†   (source)
  • The young folk were in raptures.†   (source)
  • "O, Mr. D'Arcy," cried Mary Jane, "it's downright mean of you to break off like that when we were all in raptures listening to you."†   (source)
  • Not anything in detail—not courtship or early raptures—but just the unvarying virtue, that seemed to him a woman's noblest quality.†   (source)
  • He clearly anticipates what will happen—an exceedingly simple outcome, but one that nevertheless sends him into raptures and can even cause tears to well up.†   (source)
  • Having given up all hopes and pretensions for herself, Fraulein Engelhart was constantly breaking into raptures about Frau Chauchat; and the remarkable thing was that although Hans Castorp recognized and saw through her rabble-rousing—if not at once, then at least over time—and was indeed disgusted by it, he proved no less willing to allow her to influence him and egg him on.†   (source)
  • Bo's raptures were not silent, and the instant the sun sank and the color faded she just as rapturously importuned Helen to get out the huge basket of food they had brought from home.†   (source)
  • You'll find that all their raptures, all their generous transports are proprietary, all their woes and their tears, proprietary; all proprietary or seminarist!†   (source)
  • Allan, very patient with her, waits until she has no more raptures to express, then points out Jo, trembling in a doorway, and tells her how he comes there.†   (source)
  • I said so even at the time when everybody was in raptures about him, when he had just returned from abroad, and when, if you remember, he posed as a sort of Marat at one of my soirees.†   (source)
  • No sooner had this little plan shaped itself in his mind than he began to be busy with exact calculations about the wood to be bought and the particular article of furniture that should be undertaken first—a kitchen cupboard of his own contrivance, with such an ingenious arrangement of sliding-doors and bolts, such convenient nooks for stowing household provender, and such a symmetrical result to the eye, that every good housewife would be in raptures with it, and fall through all the gradations of melancholy longing till her husband promised to buy it for her.†   (source)
  • Anne thought she left great happiness behind her when they quitted the house; and Louisa, by whom she found herself walking, burst forth into raptures of admiration and delight on the character of the navy; their friendliness, their brotherliness, their openness, their uprightness; protesting that she was convinced of sailors having more worth and warmth than any other set of men in England; that they only knew how to live, and they only deserved to be respected and loved.†   (source)
  • Newman was, according to the French phrase, only abounding in her own sense, but his temperate raptures exerted a singular effect upon the ardor which she herself had so freely manifested a few months before.†   (source)
  • One soon fatigues, on woods and fields to look,
    Nor would I beg the bird his wing to spare us:
    How otherwise the mental raptures bear us
    From page to page, from book to book!†   (source)
  • She addressed to her a thousand other extravagant remarks, whose accent constituted their sole beauty, disarranged the poor girl's garments even to the point of making her blush, smoothed her silky hair with her hand, kissed her foot, her knee, her brow, her eyes, was in raptures over everything.†   (source)
  • Be sure that is the only tie he seriously acknowledges between you and him; so don't make him the object of your fine feelings, your raptures, agonies, and so forth.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • New glories were unfolded at every turning; new wonders, new marvels, sprang into view; the pent clamours of waiting batteries were released; new raptures poured from the throats of the waiting multitudes: but the King gave no sign, and the accusing voice that went moaning through his comfortless breast was all the sound he heard.†   (source)
  • — If such there breathe, go, mark him well,"— By this time the men were all beside themselves, wishing there was any way to make him turn over two pages; but he had not quite presence of mind for that; he gagged a little, colored crimson, and staggered on,— "For him no minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, Despite these titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self,"— and here the poor fellow choked, could not go on, but started up, swung the book into the sea, vanished into his state-room, "And by Jove," said Phillips, "we did not see him for two months again.†   (source)
  • In his passionate raptures, he at first forgot the fact that he had lately seen the assassin in London.†   (source)
  • The king and the whole Round Table were in raptures over this preposterous opportunity for adventure.†   (source)
  • She continued her raptures about little Amelia, talked about her before her face as if she were a doll, or a servant, or a picture, and admired her with the most benevolent wonder possible.†   (source)
  • Thou didst crave for free love and not the base raptures of the slave before the might that has overawed him for ever.†   (source)
  • Keep your raptures for Harriet's face.†   (source)
  • Henchard's visits here grew so frequent and so regular that it soon became whispered, and then openly discussed in Casterbridge that the masterful, coercive Mayor of the town was raptured and enervated by the genteel widow Mrs. Newson.†   (source)
  • She gave the history of her recent visit, and now her raptures might well be over; for Edmund was so struck with the circumstance, so delighted with what Miss Crawford had done, so gratified by such a coincidence of conduct between them, that Fanny could not but admit the superior power of one pleasure over his own mind, though it might have its drawback.†   (source)
  • When I conducted Mrs. Micawber to my dressing-table, and she saw the scale on which it was prepared for her, she was in such raptures, that she called Mr. Micawber to come in and look.†   (source)
  • The upshot of it all was, that Madame Mantalini was in raptures with him, and that they went upstairs to breakfast.†   (source)
  • Adele, indeed, no sooner saw Mrs. Fairfax, than she summoned her to her sofa, and there quickly filled her lap with the porcelain, the ivory, the waxen contents of her "boite;" pouring out, meantime, explanations and raptures in such broken English as she was mistress of.†   (source)
  • He serves you after strange devices:
    No earthly meat or drink the fool suffices:
    His spirit's ferment far aspireth;
    Half conscious of his frenzied, crazed unrest,
    The fairest stars from Heaven he requireth,
    From Earth the highest raptures and the best,
    And all the Near and Far that he desireth
    Fails to subdue the tumult of his breast.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • The same story and the same raptures were repeated, when the two girls came with their father, through the gloom of the evening, to make enquiries; and Mr Musgrove, no longer under the first uneasiness about his heir, could add his confirmation and praise, and hope there would be now no occasion for putting Captain Wentworth off, and only be sorry to think that the cottage party, probably, would not like to leave the little boy, to give him the meeting.†   (source)
  • Once she asked for a particular ballad, which she said her Ury (who was yawning in a great chair) doted on; and at intervals she looked round at him, and reported to Agnes that he was in raptures with the music.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • But whether because stupidity was just what was needed to run such a salon, or because those who were deceived found pleasure in the deception, at any rate it remained unexposed and Helene Bezukhova's reputation as a lovely and clever woman became so firmly established that she could say the emptiest and stupidest things and everybody would go into raptures over every word of hers and look for a profound meaning in it of which she herself had no conception.†   (source)
  • Of nights, and when alone, she had stealthy and intense raptures of motherly love, such as God's marvellous care has awarded to the female instinct—joys how far higher and lower than reason—blind beautiful devotions which only women's hearts know.†   (source)
  • 'This is something more than common drivelling,' said Ralph, after listening with a curled lip to the old sinner's raptures.†   (source)
  • A goodly number of bourgeois are "sauntering," as we say, here and there, turning over with their feet the extinct brands of the bonfire, going into raptures in front of the Pillar House, over the memory of the fine hangings of the day before, and to-day staring at the nails that secured them a last pleasure.†   (source)
  • Had Fanny been at all addicted to raptures, she must have had a strong attack of them when she first understood what was intended, when her uncle first made her the offer of visiting the parents, and brothers, and sisters, from whom she had been divided almost half her life; of returning for a couple of months to the scenes of her infancy, with William for the protector and companion of her journey, and the certainty of continuing to see William to the last hour of his remaining on land.†   (source)
  • But they were entirely ignorant of what had passed; and their raptures continued, with little intermission, to the very day of Lydia's leaving home.†   (source)
  • Three years ago the Admiral, my honoured uncle, bought a cottage at Twickenham for us all to spend our summers in; and my aunt and I went down to it quite in raptures; but it being excessively pretty, it was soon found necessary to be improved, and for three months we were all dirt and confusion, without a gravel walk to step on, or a bench fit for use.†   (source)
  • The tender parts of "Don Juan" awakened in her raptures so exquisite that she would ask herself when she went to say her prayers of a night whether it was not wicked to feel so much delight as that with which "Vedrai Carino" and "Batti Batti" filled her gentle little bosom?†   (source)
  • The treasures of two drawers and a closet having been displayed, and all the smaller articles tried on, it was time for Miss Price to return home; and as she had been in raptures with all the frocks, and had been stricken quite dumb with admiration of a new pink scarf, Miss Squeers said in high good humour, that she would walk part of the way with her, for the pleasure of her company; and off they went together: Miss Squeers dilating, as they walked along, upon her father's accomplishments: and multiplying his income by ten, to give her friend some faint notion of the vast importance and superiority of her family.†   (source)
  • She wrote also with great pleasure of her brother's being an inmate of Mr. Darcy's house, and mentioned with raptures some plans of the latter with regard to new furniture.†   (source)
  • But Becky was so engaged with the Baronet, her host, pouring out a flood of compliments and delights and raptures, and admiring young Pitt Binkie, whom she declared to be the most beautiful, intelligent, noble-looking little creature, and so like his father, that she did not hear the remarks of her own flesh and blood at the other end of the broad shining table.†   (source)
  • Every body who saw it was pleased, but Mr. Elton was in continual raptures, and defended it through every criticism.†   (source)
  • By degrees these raptures subsided, and Mrs Nickleby went on to entertain her guests with a lament over her fallen fortunes, and a picturesque account of her old house in the country: comprising a full description of the different apartments, not forgetting the little store-room, and a lively recollection of how many steps you went down to get into the garden, and which way you turned when you came out at the parlour door, and what capital fixtures there were in the kitchen.†   (source)
  • Harriet seemed ready to worship her friend for a sentence so satisfactory; and Emma was only saved from raptures and fondness, which at that moment would have been dreadful penance, by the sound of her father's footsteps.†   (source)
  • Tell your sister I am delighted to hear of her improvement on the harp; and pray let her know that I am quite in raptures with her beautiful little design for a table, and I think it infinitely superior to Miss Grantley's.†   (source)
  • But whether she were violently set against the match, or violently delighted with it, it was certain that her manner would be equally ill adapted to do credit to her sense; and she could no more bear that Mr. Darcy should hear the first raptures of her joy, than the first vehemence of her disapprobation.†   (source)
  • Every park has its beauty and its prospects; and Elizabeth saw much to be pleased with, though she could not be in such raptures as Mr. Collins expected the scene to inspire, and was but slightly affected by his enumeration of the windows in front of the house, and his relation of what the glazing altogether had originally cost Sir Lewis de Bourgh.†   (source)
  • Colonel Brandon alone, of all the party, heard her without being in raptures.†   (source)
  • So far her improvement was sufficient—and in many other points she came on exceedingly well; for though she could not write sonnets, she brought herself to read them; and though there seemed no chance of her throwing a whole party into raptures by a prelude on the pianoforte, of her own composition, she could listen to other people's performance with very little fatigue.†   (source)
  • When that was once done, however, it was time for the raptures of Edward to cease; for Marianne's joy hurried her into the drawing-room immediately.†   (source)
  • Their dress was very smart, their manners very civil, they were delighted with the house, and in raptures with the furniture, and they happened to be so doatingly fond of children that Lady Middleton's good opinion was engaged in their favour before they had been an hour at the Park.†   (source)
  • With her children they were in continual raptures, extolling their beauty, courting their notice, and humouring their whims; and such of their time as could be spared from the importunate demands which this politeness made on it, was spent in admiration of whatever her ladyship was doing, if she happened to be doing any thing, or in taking patterns of some elegant new dress, in which her appearance the day before had thrown them into unceasing delight.†   (source)
  • Without considering that it was not in her mother's plan to keep any horse, that if she were to alter her resolution in favour of this gift, she must buy another for the servant, and keep a servant to ride it, and after all, build a stable to receive them, she had accepted the present without hesitation, and told her sister of it in raptures.†   (source)
  • in raptures and it gushed out of it a stream of rain gold hair threads and they shed and ah!†   (source)
  • Candide, in his raptures, cut Cunegonde's name on the trees.†   (source)
  • Such raptures of joy did this confirm in my young priest, that he could scarcely contain himself: And a little after this, we observed by her motion, as frequently lifting up her hands, and laying them on her breast, that she was mightily affected with his discourse, and so they withdrew from our sight.†   (source)
  • Then, crowned again, their golden harps they took,
    Harps ever tuned, that glittering by their side
    Like quivers hung, and with preamble sweet
    Of charming symphony they introduce
    Their sacred song, and waken raptures high;
    No voice exempt, no voice but well could join
    Melodious part, such concord is in Heaven.†   (source)
  • She eagerly longed to see a place in which she fancied charms short only of those which a raptured saint imagines in heaven.†   (source)
  • During this whole discourse Candide was in raptures, and he said to himself: "This is vastly different from Westphalia and the Baron's castle.†   (source)
  • See her blood returning to her pale cheeks, her fire to her languid eyes, and raptures to her tortured breast.†   (source)
  • What raptures are in that name!†   (source)
  • The remainder of this scene consisted entirely of raptures, excuses, and compliments, very pleasant to have heard from the parties; but rather dull when related at second hand.†   (source)
  • He no sooner read the name than he prest it close to his lips; nor could he avoid falling into some very frantic raptures, notwithstanding his company; but, perhaps, these very raptures made him forget he was not alone.†   (source)
  • Jones fell into raptures with this good gentleman; and when, after much persuasion, they found the father grew still more and more irritated, instead of appeased, Jones conducted the uncle to his nephew at the house of Mrs Miller.†   (source)
  • Jones assured him that this boding should as certainly be verified with regard to him as all the other omens had been to himself; which did not a little add to all the raptures which the poor fellow had already conceived on account of his master.†   (source)
  • Some few more raptures having passed on all sides, Mrs Miller desired them both to walk down to dinner in the parlour, where she said there were a very happy set of people assembled—being indeed no other than Mr Nightingale and his bride, and his cousin Harriet with her bridegroom.†   (source)
  • Mrs Deborah no sooner observed this than she fell to squeezing and kissing, with as great raptures as sometimes inspire the sage dame of forty and five towards a youthful and vigorous bridegroom, crying out, in a shrill voice, "O, the dear little creature!†   (source)
  • But Honour was inspired by no such motive; she had no raptures to expect, nor any terrors to shun; and besides the real value of her clothes, in which consisted a great part of her fortune, she had a capricious fondness for several gowns, and other things; either because they became her, or because they were given her by such a particular person; because she had bought them lately, or because she had had them long; or for some other reasons equally good; so that she could not endure the thoughts of leaving the poor things behind her exposed to the mercy of Western, who, she doubted not, would in his rage make them suffer martyrdom.†   (source)
  • And after uttering many ecstasies and raptures concerning Sophia, he took his leave and departed, but not before he had received the strongest charge to beware of Jones, and to lose no time in securing his person, where he should no longer be in a capacity of making any attempts to the ruin of the young lady.†   (source)
  • Sophia did not see his behaviour in so very disadvantageous a light, and was perhaps more pleased with the violent raptures of his love (which the landlady exaggerated as much as she had done every other circumstance) than she was offended with the rest; and indeed she imputed the whole to the extravagance, or rather ebullience, of his passion, and to the openness of his heart.†   (source)
  • As soon as Blifil was departed, which was not till after many hearty kisses and embraces bestowed on him by Western, the good squire went instantly in quest of his daughter, whom he no sooner found than he poured forth the most extravagant raptures, bidding her chuse what clothes and jewels she pleased; and declaring that he had no other use for fortune but to make her happy.†   (source)
  • It cannot therefore be wondered at, that the unexpected sight of Mr Jones should so strongly operate on the mind of Molly, and should overwhelm her with such confusion, that for some minutes she was unable to express the great raptures, with which the reader will suppose she was affected on this occasion.†   (source)
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