Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being rapturous.

Etymologies

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rapturous +‎ -ness

Examples

  • As the preparations went forward, Aunt Betty's delight knew no bounds, and her soul was filled with rapturousness as joy after joy unfolded itself to relieve the tedium and monotony of her old age.

    Dorothy's Triumph

  • Deep eyes, that give him in realms of light within light all that he has dreamed of rapturousness and blessedness, you are threatened with a blinding kiss if you look abashed: -- if her voice shall dare repeat another of those foolish self-reproaches, it shall be construed as a petition for further kisses.

    The Tragic Comedians — Volume 3

  • Deep eyes, that give him in realms of light within light all that he has dreamed of rapturousness and blessedness, you are threatened with a blinding kiss if you look abashed: -- if her voice shall dare repeat another of those foolish self-reproaches, it shall be construed as a petition for further kisses.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Deep eyes, that give him in realms of light within light all that he has dreamed of rapturousness and blessedness, you are threatened with

    The Tragic Comedians — Complete

  • By this point, McCarthy blended his biblical rapturousness with Melvillian sweep and Hemingway's hard, clean line.

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  • "The Bourne Ultimatum gets, as of the moment of this posting, a 94 percent positive rating over at Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it, if my calculations are correct, only second to Ratatouille in the best-reviewed-movies-of-the-summer contest," notes liked it fine myself, but looking at some of the writeups I wonder if I shouldn't have been harder on it, just to counter the near-ridiculous rapturousness. "

    GreenCine Daily

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