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  • n  a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • n  a state of elated bliss

  • But in his off-hours, he's the webmaster at raptureready.
  • In 1901, while the nation mourned the assassinated President William McKinley, Alice, 17, was "filled with an extreme rapture," she later said.
  • This was rapture made audible, palpable.
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  • John Shelby Spong in Contra Costa Times
    She later earned two master's degrees, and celebrated Episcopal Bishop John Spong praised her book, "From Rapture to Revelation."
  • Ken MacLeod in New York Times
    The science fiction author Ken MacLeod described the idea of the singularity as "the Rapture of the nerds."
  • Noel Gallagher in Sydney Morning Herald
    The strange thing is, is that the lyrics are all quite similar - they all mention God, and Jesus, and the f- - -ing light and the rapture, and angels,Noel says. "And that's happened very much by coincidence because none of us write...

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