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rapture

A state of great joy, delight, or ecstasy.
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Yet summer lingered, fading and fainting among her hills, deepening the purple of her valleys, spinning a shroud of haze from waning powers and sated raptures, dying with the calm content of having lived and lived well.
Repeating these last words with great rapture and enthusiasm, the old gentleman put on his black velvet cap again, and looking up into the sky in a hasty manner, said something that was not quite intelligible concerning a balloon he expected, and which was rather after its time.
Oh, yes, yes; make haste, please," answered Levin, with difficulty restraining the smile of rapture which would overspread his face.
Elton was in continual raptures, and defended it through every criticism.
Colonel Brandon alone, of all the party, heard her without being in raptures.
Bennet; and, as he spoke, he left the room, fatigued with the raptures of his wife.
Mrs Deborah no sooner observed this than she fell to squeezing and kissing, with as great raptures as sometimes inspire the sage dame of forty and five towards a youthful and vigorous bridegroom, crying out, in a shrill voice, "O, the dear little creature
Dispensational Theology eventually became a mainstream teaching of many congregations and does much harm to Christians reared under it," says Bollenbach, "by substituting rapture rather than Christ and the Resurrection as the blessed hope of those who believe.
The short scene recreates the opening of the game, when the player first enters the underwater city of Rapture through a lighthouse in the middle of the ocean.
The end of the world, End Times or what believers termed as the Rapture will happen in seven years, between this very day until 2021 or prior to the Second Coming that is happening between 2018 and 2028, Dr F.
I have come to find speculation regarding the end times and the Rapture to be nothing but harmful ("Do Catholics believe in the Rapture?
The critically acclaimed 2007 video game Bioshock let players explore Rapture, an abandoned undersea city built on a capitalist ideal by an Ayn Rand-inspired figure.