rapture


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At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
Palmer, whose eye was caught by every thing pretty, expensive, or new; who was wild to buy all, could determine on none, and dawdled away her time in rapture and indecision.
Yet summer lingered, fading and fainting among her hills, deepening the purple of her valleys, spinning a shroud of haze from waning powers and sated raptures, dying with the calm content of having lived and lived well.
Oh, yes, yes; make haste, please," answered Levin, with difficulty restraining the smile of rapture which would overspread his face.
Mrs Deborah no sooner observed this than she fell to squeezing and kissing, with as great raptures as sometimes inspire the sage dame of forty and five towards a youthful and vigorous bridegroom, crying out, in a shrill voice, "O, the dear little creature
Elton was in continual raptures, and defended it through every criticism.
Tell your sister I am delighted to hear of her improvement on the harp; and pray let her know that I am quite in raptures with her beautiful little design for a table, and I think it infinitely superior to Miss Grantley's.
Will you give me leave to defer your raptures till I write again?
Then I heard Cathy exclaiming over Soldier Boy; and he was worthy of her raptures, for he is a wonder of a horse, and has a reputation which is as shining as his own silken hide.
The Rapture Metro Pack* introduces six new maps that take place over areas from the single player portion of BioShock 2.
When used as a noun, rapture means "a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.
The Rapture is about to catastrophically strike an unsuspecting world of both unbelievers and believers.