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Below you will find the definition of rapt, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - feeling great rapture or delight
EXAMPLES - Rapt in a Sentence
- And I suppose his women do stare at him in rapt attention. (source)
- They spend time in rapt attention, and the drawing is born. (source)
- The crowd watched in rapt silence as Reyes won the first game. (source)
- Everyone in the SAS was "rapt" and agreed the award was well-deserved. (source)
- Dr. BROUN: There are three small children, absolutely rapt, in the foreground. (source)
- He stared down at the bit of plastic and metal with a kind of rapt fascination. (source)
- Through long months of prayer and fasting, certain rapt fanatics, and of good women not (source)
- What they haven't got is the kind of rapt attention the MSM has given the rabid religious right. (source)
- All this she did without haste, noiselessly, with a kind of rapt and gentle solicitude on her face. (source)
- "Here it is, it's a mix of blue raspberry vodka, sour mix, and Sprite," Bowden told his rapt audience. (source)
- Lane, aka The Beast, was so into it, he was forgetting to look embarrassed, and watched with rapt attention. (source)
- "The regulation of immigration is unquestionably, exclusively, a federal power," Kneedler told a rapt courtroom. (source)
- Roosters coach Brad Fittler said he was 'rapt' with the win given the conditions and paid tribute to Aubusson's contribution. (source)
- Last night's Mogwai show at the National attracted the kind of rapt fans who were there to listen, rather than chat and socialize. (source)
- (See on  Lu 9: 32.) 10. while they looked steadfastly toward heaven -- following Him with their eager eyes, in rapt amazement. (source)
- They went to the Hall of the Gladiator; and there Dolly studied the figure which gives name to the place, with a kind of rapt intensity. (source)
- Sir Ian McKellen and the members of England's Royal Shakespeare Company sat in rapt attention inside an inner-city Los Angeles classroom. (source)
- When Banquo draws attention to him as "rapt," Macbeth still goes on talking to himself, for at length he has found arguments against action: (source)
- Ethical implications aside, his lectures were generously garnished with anecdotes that held his wide-eyed freshmen audience in rapt attention. (source)
- While one traveler weeps at the fading orange glow over the Mediterranean, another sits rapt at the smoggy kaleidoscope over a bustling cityscape. (source)
- The dozen or so kids listened to their teachers with their pure, undivided all, displaying the kind of rapt enthusiasm that every teacher dreams of. (source)
- Chairman Tony Fazzolari said bands which performed at the three-day festival, which kicked off at Thompsons Beach Friday night with Taxiride, had been "rapt" with the venue. (source)
- Donald said he was "rapt" for skipper Liam Messam, who had had to face the media in the first four weeks of the championship in a despondent mood, but who could now be a happy man. (source)
- Players 'Association chief executive Rob Nichol said players were "rapt" they have been able to reach a provisional agreement on the key terms underpinning the collective agreement. (source)
- She never wearied of visiting the churches in and about her native village, and she passed many an hour in a kind of rapt trance before the crucifixes and saintly images in these churches. (source)
- Voting will not be compulsory; the shrinking violets will not be torn from their shady fence-corner; the "home bodies" will be able to still sit in rapt contemplation of their own fireside. (source)
- Anyone who ever heard him repeat certain poems that he loved -- and he loved the mystical ones -- will recall the rapt expression that came over his face, the tears that welled up in his eyes. (source)
- He afterwards observes for the second time that his partner is 'rapt'; but he explains his abstraction naturally and sincerely by referring to the surprise of his new honours; and at the close of the scene, when (source)
- The people there were either listening in rapt silence or applauding, depending on the incident being shown -- to me a most moving event -- and they were of course unconsciously learning a great deal about Canada. (source)
- I was in Toyko, my first and only trip to Asia, when Katrina hit, and rather than wander that exotic place I spent many hours in the hotel room, watching CNN and monitoring Web sites, rapt and horrified like everyone else. (source)
- Needless to say all this very misleading information was received by the audience with an attention that I can but call rapt, and in a kind of holy silence which was broken only by a sudden burst of sniggering on the part of Scroope. (source)
- Is it part of the job description of the scholar nowadays that he hold his students in rapt attention as he teaches them that "the experiences of life can be reconstituted and made available as beauty and solace, to help us live our lives"? (source)
- There beneath the statues of war heroes and angels, with a large stage and a screen before us, we sat rapt on cardboard stools and listened as Ivan Fischer conducted approximately 70 members of the Budapest Philharmonic in a concert of Schubert. (source)
- This also accounted for the relatively scarce numbers of the great crested peccadillo a fact that initially puzzled zoologists as they well knew that the peccadillo main predator - the feebletrouser python - is known as a rapt fan of any form of mime. (source)
- As I saw that he was really interested in the subject and observed that he was a very temperate man who did not seem to be romancing, I told him something of my experiences with _Taduki_, to which he listened with a kind of rapt but suppressed excitement. (source)
- Here, he leapt into the photo pit, climbed up the lighting rig, knocked a drum flying and had a rapt crowd singing lyrics such as "let the horror in" while the band's infectious rhythms cemented their appeal as a new Talking Heads for funky, sensitive souls. (source)
- Still, his nervousness proved to be unwarranted as he kept the audience in rapt attention with his loose, off the cuff demeanor and laconic sense of humor (it didn't hurt that BodyWorld is very funny; Shaw's voices for his characters were hilariously fitting). (source)
- The kind of movie she loved so much, without a Hollywood plot or orthodox three-act structure, but episodic, with characters that felt real and whom you loved being around, and who kept you in rapt attention wanting to know who they would bring into their orbit next and what random experiences they might have. (source)
- There might, perhaps, have been chords awakened that helped this fancy; but in no mood could an enthusiast of Nature, I think, feel otherwise than "rapt" when free for the first time to view, on such a day, such glorious magic pass before his sight; for, in our rapid flight, I could compare the effect of all I saw to glamour only. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "rapt" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 45 synonyms for rapt.
absent, absent-minded, abstracted, beguiled, bewitched, blissful, busy, captivated, carried away, caught up in, charmed, daydreaming, deep, delighted, dreaming, ecstatic, employed, enamored, engaged, engrossed, enraptured, enthralled, entranced, gripped, happy, held, hung up, hypnotized, immersed, inattentive, intent, involved, lost, oblivious, occupied, overwhelmed, preoccupied, rapturous, ravished, spellbound, taken, transported, unconscious, wrapped, wrapped up
We have 6 antonyms for rapt.
disenchanted, repulsed, sorrowful, troubled, turned off, unhappy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of rapt from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb) Past participle of rap2.
- (adjective) Deeply moved or delighted; enraptured: listened to the speaker with rapt admiration.
- (adjective) Deeply absorbed; engrossed: was rapt in thought all evening.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Snatched, taken away; abducted.
- (adjective) Lifted up into the air; transported into heaven.
- (adjective) Very interested, involved in something, absorbed, transfixed; fascinated or engrossed.
- (adjective) Enthusiatic; ecstatic, elated, happy.
- (verb) To transport or ravish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (None) imp. & p. p. of rap, to snatch away.
- (adjective) Snatched away; hurried away or along.
- (adjective) Transported with love, admiration, delight, etc.; enraptured.
- (adjective) Wholly absorbed or engrossed, as in work or meditation.
- (noun) An ecstasy; a trance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A preterit and past participle of rap.
- (None) Seized with ecstasy; transported; exalted; ecstatic; in a state of rapture.
- (None) To seize or grasp; seize and carry off; ravish.
- (None) To transport as with ecstasy; enrapture.
- (noun) Transporting force or energy; resistless movement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) feeling great rapture or delight