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Word: rapture

Definition: great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous


Sentences Containing 'rapture'

"Rapture" is a highly atmospheric rock waltz with lyrics comparing the magic of love to the moment of death.
"Rapture-Palooza" received mixed reviews.
After two years he split with the band, allowing him to finish his degree at San Francisco State University and the others (Luke Jenner and Vito Roccoforte) to form the band The Rapture.
And by the by, it used to be uncommonly strange to me to consider, I remember, as I sat in Court too, how those dim old judges and doctors wouldn't have cared for Dora, if they had known her; how they wouldn't have gone out of their senses with rapture, if marriage with Dora had been proposed to them; how Dora might have sung, and played upon that glorified guitar, until she led me to the verge of madness, yet not have tempted one of those slow-goers an inch out of his road!
And Mrs. Gummidge took his hand, and kissed it with a homely pathos and affection, in a homely rapture of devotion and gratitude, that he well deserved.
And thus, through the serene tranquillities of the tropical sea, among waves whose hand-clappings were suspended by exceeding rapture, Moby Dick moved on, still withholding from sight the full terrors of his submerged trunk, entirely hiding the wrenched hideousness of his jaw.
Each of the group's four No. 1 singles in the U.S. demonstrated a different style, or influence, of music including disco ("Heart of Glass"), Europop ("Call Me"), reggae ("The Tide Is High") and rap ("Rapture").
He still believes it when Homer, using a megaphone, tells him to do things like take off his clothes, shave his mustache and drink the shavings in cold cocoa to prepare for the impending Rapture) Meanwhile, Bart is introduced to a Japanese card game called "Battle Ball" at Dylan's birthday party.
Her mother stepped forwards, embraced her, and welcomed her with rapture; gave her hand, with an affectionate smile, to Wickham, who followed his lady; and wished them both joy with an alacrity which shewed no doubt of their happiness.
How many winter days have I seen him, standing blue-nosed, in the snow and east wind, looking at the boys going down the long slide, and clapping his worsted gloves in rapture!
I cried out, as in a rapture, “Happy nation, where every child hath at least a chance for being immortal!
In November 1980, Blondie's fifth studio album, "Autoamerican" (UK No. 3, US No. 7, Australia No. 8) was released and contained two more No. 1 US hits: the reggae-styled "The Tide Is High", a cover version of a 1967 song by the Paragons, and the rap-flavored "Rapture", which was the first song featuring rapping to reach number one in the U.S. In the song Harry mentions downtown graffiti and hip hop icon Fab Five Freddy who also appears in the video for the song.
In the UK, the D remix which was played by Radio 1 during its daytime shows sampled Blondie's 1981 hit "Rapture".
Our tears were not for the trials (hers so much the greater) through which we had come to be thus, but for the rapture of being thus, never to be divided more!
Rapture-Palooza (also known as Ecstasy) is a 2013 American fantasy-comedy film written by Chris Matheson and directed by Paul Middleditch.
Renouncing material pursuits, he proclaimed for the balance of his long life, in his preaching as well as in his writing, the premillennial return and rapture of the Church.
The Crown College believes in the premillennial rapture of the Church, a literal seven years Tribulation, and a Millennial reign of Christ. Accreditation.
The rapture of Lydia on this occasion, her adoration of Mrs. Forster, the delight of Mrs. Bennet, and the mortification of Kitty, are scarcely to be described.
There was nothing more normal than that a young woman-turned-diva in a foreign country would want the help of a husband in managing the rapture of fame suddenly thrust upon her at only 23 years of age, and which her prudent consort tried to make her careful about, especially in regard to the crush of ensuing obligations.
This dance, therefore, became a symbol of happiness as well as joyful rapture.

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