And somewhere in the midst of all of this, true believers will be “raptured” away to heaven by Christ.
Still, while yet in love with life and raptured with the world, he passed to silence and pathetic dust.
Before the group of mother and son she fell into a raptured attitude.
While yet in love with life and raptured with the world, he passed to silence and pathetic dust.
Mrs. Bolans that raptured she does nothin but quaver about wid her shaky old vice.
With her yellowed love letter clasped to her heart, and a raptured shining in her eyes, Miss Sally went out of the room.
Still 'raptured with the world,' he surveys life's receding shores, as if booked for its more luminous, harmonious antitype.
Believe me, Sire, she gave her beauty to my raptured arms with no persuasions but such as became a soldier and a king.
The soul is raptured to conceive A truth which being must believe; The God eternal died.
She eagerly longed to see a place in which she fancied charms short only of those which a raptured saint imagines in heaven.
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.