The box was wrapt in white writing paper, which was gummed over it.
It is all before me, even the summer stillness in which my senses were wrapt.
He uttered a yell that made all the abbey shake to its foundations and forthwith darted away into the air, wrapt in flames.
People are so wrapt up in their own affairs they don't do half they might.
She smiled quietly as she mounted the stairs, as if she were wrapt in a pleasant, innocent dream which no one knew anything about.
His every thought was wrapt up in the immensity of the striving.
But your reverence believes it, the thing is wrapt up (implicit) in you, and I believe it on that account.'
His eyes burned like coals of fire; it seemed to him that he was wrapt in flame.
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?
Torn away—like this maiden—from Ceres, and wrapt—like this maiden—in night.
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]