from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Filled with great joy or rapture; ecstatic.
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- adj. The state or condition of being full of rapture
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the character of rapture; marked by rapture; exciting or manifesting rapture; ecstatically joyous or exalted: as, rapturous exultation; a rapturous look; a rapturous scene.
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- adj. feeling great rapture or delight
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If he had thought her expression rapturous before, he’d been wrong.
Tim heard my cries, and he arrived at the witch's school to be bathed in rapturous love from the prepubescent masses.
She nodded and turned to face him, expecting—and hoping for—a passionate kiss, an expression of rapturous joy on his face.
An hour was spent in rapturous inspection, and then everything was placed carefully back in the boxes.
I'm Irish and inflammable, I suppose, but I never looked on a girl to make a man comprehend the entire holy meaning of the word rapturous, like that one.
Wainwright’s concert at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday (and also last night) was not merely a show, but a cultural event that drew a sold-out crowd dotted with celebrities and an audience that held Wainwright in rapturous esteem.
Years afterward, when flesh and blood were all too slow for him and he was one of the best motorists in England, if not in Europe, he used to recall the rapturous pleasure of that first drive of his, that first introduction to the mad, tense joy of speed that ever after held him in thrall.
"If the happiness of contemplating her wonderful beauty," remonstrated he, "was yours, as it is mine, you could not fail to understand my verses, which, alas, describe in such meagre and inadequate terms the rapturous feelings experienced by every one who sees her even from a distance!"
After a week of difficult summitry in Russia and Italy, trying to get balky allies to follow his lead, the outpouring Obama was treated to in Ghana can only be called rapturous-from Africans overjoyed at the visit of America's first black president to a country south of the Sahara.
After a week of difficult summitry in Russia and Italy, trying to get balky allies to follow his lead, the outpouring Obama was treated to in Ghana can only be called rapturous - from Africans overjoyed at the visit of America's first black president to a country south of the Sahara.