Definitions

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  • noun The characteristic of being rapt.

Etymologies

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rapt +‎ -ness

Examples

  • It is the thing he loves best to do -- constructive play -- giving play to his powers, bringing him to that raptness which is full inner breathing and timeless ....

    Child and Country A Book of the Younger Generation

  • Jamie stood to one side a little, observing me and taking pleasure in my raptness.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • His unexpected, mythic journey has turned the past twenty-two months into a national raptness.

    Adam Hanft: What We'll Miss

  • Just look at Bliss' face while he's performing--there's a kind of radiance and raptness shining forth, a transfiguration, like that indescribable expression on Tiger Woods' face as he swept the 2001 Masters, stroke after stroke; the club, ball, and indeed the course itself were an extension of his body.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • She was listening to the player with the raptness of a painted saint: her whole face listened, the tightened lips, the open nostrils, the wide, vigilant eyes.

    Maurice Guest

  • I had thought the silence, the raptness, the quality of still, centered beauty was the effect of the klieg, but it wasn't.

    Futures Imperfect

  • The boy watched, his initial doubt replaced with plain delight, then by raptness, then by a dawning mute blankness.

    The Gunslinger

  • There is a misty broodiness in his eyes which leaves them indescribably lovely to me as I watch him in his moments of raptness.

    The Prairie Child

  • He has that raptor raptness, as much feline and serpentine, and I saw him gulp down a very large fly, lick his scaly little chops and sit all attention for the next chump.

    mondosapore

  • He has that raptor raptness, as much feline and serpentine, and I saw him gulp down a very large fly, lick his scaly little chops and sit all attention for the next chump.

    mondosapore

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