The box was wrapt in white writing paper, which was gummed over it.
His eyes burned like coals of fire; it seemed to him that he was wrapt in flame.
He uttered a yell that made all the abbey shake to its foundations and forthwith darted away into the air, wrapt in flames.
Torn away—like this maiden—from Ceres, and wrapt—like this maiden—in night.
She smiled quietly as she mounted the stairs, as if she were wrapt in a pleasant, innocent dream which no one knew anything about.
We ought to approach it wrapt in reverential awe and wonder.
But your reverence believes it, the thing is wrapt up (implicit) in you, and I believe it on that account.'
It is all before me, even the summer stillness in which my senses were wrapt.
Even for the object of his first love, could he desert one who had forsaken all for him, whose life was wrapt up in his affection?
People are so wrapt up in their own affairs they don't do half they might.
early 14c., wrappen, of uncertain etymology, perhaps via Scandinavian (cf. Danish dialectal vravle "to wind"), ultimately from PIE *werp- "to turn, wind" (cf. Greek rhaptein "to sew"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Related: Wrapped; wrapping.
late 15c., "fine cloth used as a cover or wrapping for bread," from wrap (v.). As a type of women's garment, recorded from 1827. Meaning "end of a filming session" is attested from 1974. Figurative phrase under wraps "in concealment" is recorded from 1939.
Something very successful and impressive; a sensation; wow1: It would make a wowser of a movie/ The four-beat peroration is a wowser
[1928+; fr wow, perhaps influenced by rouser]