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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Definitions for rapt

  1. deeply engrossed or absorbed: a rapt listener.
  2. transported with emotion; enraptured: rapt with joy.
  3. showing or proceeding from rapture: a rapt smile.

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Citations for rapt
He was an excellent orator and thrived before his rapt and amused audiences. Joelle Herr, Mark Twain: The Essential Works in One Sitting, 2013
I nonetheless read the final section in rapt attention, forgetful of my qualms, and by the final line, I found that I was in tears. , "Tearjerking," The New Yorker, October 25, 2010
Origin of rapt
1350-1400
Rapt can be traced to the Latin verb rapere meaning "to seize." The term entered English in the late 1300s.