Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of rapture.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rapture.

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Examples

  • It really is extraordinary to see three generations of the same family in raptures of joy watching him perform both old and new stuff.

    Fiddly bits « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • You can guess I'm going to be in raptures, it will certainly make my top ten of the year.

    50 entries from June 2007

  • In need of a light moment before my final assault on the Booker longlist reviews over the next few days and before shortlist day on Thursday, I was in raptures to find a copy of the latest edition of Pippi Longstocking in the post from Oxford University Press with illustrations by Lauren Child.

    Pippi Longstocking

  • We raved around the living room in raptures like it was ten years ago.

    The One That's Not Really Monday Morning

  • He had Hezza in raptures on Sky News and Hezza won't be alone.

    Osborne Slugs it Out

  • The English were in raptures with Henry's conquests, and supplied him with men and money.

    A Parallel History of France and England; Consisting of Outlines and Dates

  • One day their friend, the curly-headed boy, came bounding into the kitchen where Puss and her kittens were asleep, in raptures of delight, followed by the pale, quiet, silent cousin, as quiet and silent as ever.

    Parables From Nature

  • Mr. — was very kind, and spoke in raptures of the woods, which formed the theme of conversation during our journey – their beauty, their vastness, the comfort and independence enjoyed by those who had settled in them; and he so inspired me with the subject that I did nothing all day but sing as we rode along –

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • Well, we shall not force you to be in raptures with it – shall we, Miss Portman?

    Belinda

  • At the news of this wager, and at the sight of the gentleman turned pig-driver, the mob were in raptures; and at the sound of his voice, Harriot Freke immediately exclaimed, "Clarence Hervey! by all that's lucky!"'

    Belinda

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