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rapture

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1  —as in:
listened with rapture
Definition intense desired emotion — usually extreme happiness
  • She was in rapture as the chorus sang Bach's Hallelujah Chorus.
rapture = a feeling of ecstasy (extreme happiness)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She listened to her music in a state of rapture.
    Charles Dickens
  • rapture = ecstasy
  • But if she were to say yes, what rapture!
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • 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.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • rapture = extreme happiness
  • "Pony!" he cried in total rapture.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • 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.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • rapture = extreme happiness
  • It would be nice to think McCandless experienced a similar rapture.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • rapture = extreme happiness
  • In the open air their rapture broke into speech.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • rapture = extreme joy
  • 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
  • raptures = feelings of ecstasy (extreme happiness)
  • 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.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
rapture = extreme happiness

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2  —as in:
awaiting the rapture
Definition belief of some Christian denominations in the foretold time of the second coming of Jesus when believers are expected to go to Heaven
  • The film depicted the Rapture beginning with the sound of Gabriel's horn.
    Charles Dickens
rapture = belief of some Christian denominations in the foretold time of the second coming of Jesus when believers are expected to go to Heaven
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She believes the Rapture is coming soon.
  • rapture = belief of some Christian denominations in the foretold time of the second coming of Jesus when believers are expected to go to Heaven
  • Most Christians don't think much about rapture, but some debate its chronological relationship to tribulation.
rapture = belief of some Christian denominations in the foretold time of the second coming of Jesus when believers are expected to go to Heaven

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