Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a state of rapture; characterized by rapture or ecstasy; enraptured.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rapture.

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Examples

  • So long as AIPAC and the right wing fundies who are praying for an Aramgeddon in the ME to happen so that they can get "raptured" are more powerful that we progressives ...... the current tragectory ain't likely to change.

    Was Israel Punked by Hamas? Are Progressives Supporting Palestinians Being Punked too?

  • It gains crucial electoral support from a religious constituency whose grip on reality is so tenuous that they expect to be 'raptured' up to heaven, leaving their clothes as empty as their minds.

    Richard Dawkins: Why There Almost Certainly Is No God

  • All three, after all, adhere to an eschatology known as dispensationalism: the belief that the world will end in a cataclysm during which Christians will be "raptured," nonbelievers destroyed, and Christ will return to earth.

    A Fateful Election

  • Many within power circles in the US don't necessarily fear such a scenario, because they believe that a Middle East nuclear Armageddon will be preceded by the Second Coming and their being 'raptured' up to heaven.

    Hey, Buddy, Can You Spare a Nuke?

  • The notion comes from conservative Protestant eschatology denoting the final happening when "good Christians" on earth are saved and "raptured" to heaven to be with Jesus in eternal immortality while non-believers are doomed to a more hellish, less "rapturous" fate Hedges characterizes as suffering "unspeakable torments below."

    A Review of Chris Hedges' American Fascists

  • But if I attempt to have Posthuman Blues "raptured" into the new version I get a message informing me that I have too many posts and will have to continue waiting.

    Posthuman Blues

  • True believers adhering to holy scriptures, however, will be saved and "raptured" to eternal life and bliss in heaven.

    A Review of Chris Hedges' American Fascists

  • But if I attempt to have Posthuman Blues "raptured" into the new version I get a message informing me that I have too many posts and will have to continue waiting.

    Posthuman Blues

  • The notion comes from conservative Protestant eschatology denoting the final happening when "good Christians" on earth are saved and "raptured" to heaven to be with Jesus in eternal immortality while non-believers are doomed to a more hellish, less "rapturous" fate Hedges characterizes as suffering "unspeakable torments below."

    A Review of Chris Hedges' American Fascists

  • True believers adhering to holy scriptures, however, will be saved and "raptured" to eternal life and bliss in heaven.

    A Review of Chris Hedges' American Fascists

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