This second coming of the movie about the Second Coming of Christ—the rapture!
So, if we all got right with Jesus, would we prevent the rapture?
Billboards making similar predictions about the rapture have been lining American highways for months.
I felt like the Incredible Hulk, but rather than being unable to contain my anger, I was unable to keep a handle on my rapture.
In the last month, Fitzpatrick has done for the rapture what Dr. Zizmor did for skin care.
Everything he saw moved him to rapture and excitement, as though he had never been in a garden on a sunny day before.
And the music seized us and swept us away with its rapture and its mystery.
He has also a doll to whom he sighs, rhapsodises, and passes in its silent company hours of rapture.
Fanny uttered a low and suppressed cry of delight and rapture.
“You rob us of the rapture of beholding great beauties, Madam,” he said in a low, impassioned voice.
c.1600, "act of carrying off," from Middle French rapture, from Medieval Latin raptura "seizure, rape, kidnapping," from Latin raptus "a carrying off, abduction, snatching away; rape" (see rapt). Earliest attested use in English is of women and in 17c. it sometimes meant rape (v.), which word is a cognate of this. Sense of "spiritual ecstasy, state of mental transport" first recorded c.1600 (raptures).
1630s, from rapture (n.). Related: Raptured; rapturing.