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Definition of Rapture


  1. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.
  2. The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy.
  3. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.
  4. To transport with excitement; to enrapture.

Rapture Quotations

Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Helen Keller

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.
Joseph Campbell

What Enron was doing, what caused investors to embrace it in a rapture of baffled awe, was hiding debt.
P. J. O'Rourke

The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron
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Rapture Translations

rapture in French is ravissement
rapture in Spanish is embelesar, rapto

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