Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of rapture.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • January 24, 2007 -- President Bush's 2007 State of the Union address bumped into an unexpected snag with the "rapturing" of approximately 150,000 Fundamentalist Christians yesterday, Washington sources said.

    Front page feed

  • The Left Behind series applauds the rapturing up of the Christians and the destruction of all those non-believers who obviously didn't choose correctly.

    Linda Seger: Let's Kill Our Enemies in the Name of Christ

  • Other than being certifiable, the only logical explanation for Huckabee's irrational proposal to change the Constitution must have resulted from him having been swept away in the tidal euphoria of crazed end-of-days-rapturing Christian zealots in South Carolina.

    Mike Huckabee Hates the Constitution and Wants to Rewrite It in His Image

  • The African National Congress late on Tuesday night joined the chorus of condemnation of striking municipal workers who rampaged through the city centre littering and rapturing water pipes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She twirled slowly around and around, her whole body rapturing with a fine pleasure.

    The Hunger

  • Nor ever again did her genius shine out in rapturing periods till she drew inspiration from the grand environment of the old homestead.

    Idle Hour Stories

  • Never again was Browning to write a poem with such conceptive crudeness, never again to tread the byways of thought so falteringly or so negligently: but never again, perhaps, was he to show so much over-rapturing joy in the world's loveliness, such Bacchic abandon to the ideal beauty which the true poet sees glowing upon the forlornest height and brooding in the shadow-haunted hollows of the hills.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • There also the birds warbled, with various voices, notes ravishing and rapturing the heart by the melodies of their musick.

    Arabian nights. English

  • End-time movements have been around since the beginning of time: apocalyptic terror in the wake of the Black Death; a rash of evangelical millenarian movements in the 19th century; the Heaven's Gate cult rapturing themselves to the Hale-Bopp comet in 1997; worldwide unease leading up to Y2K.

    New Haven Advocate: News

  • … advocating an attack on Iran to encourage massive worldwide Muslim attacks leading to a fulfillment of the biblical prophecy of end-times and bringing about Armageddon and the summary slaughter of every Jew, Muslim, Catholic, and non-believer on the planet while rapturing him and his flock up to heaven, … denouncing Catholics as cult members and blaming Hurricane Katrina on gay people …

    Quote of the Day, 2008-03-14 « Lean Left

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