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rapture

A state of great joy, delight, or ecstasy.
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Countess Blavinskeya, rapturously sung and danced by coloratura Suzanne Rigden, on the other hand achieves her desire of" returning to her home on the moon," and commits suicide.
Meanwhile, the United States is acting as if Cuba will rapturously embrace democracy, just as it expected in Iraq.
When this movement was reprised at the end, Sylve embraced him rapturously.
This disc has been received rapturously by the jazz world, and rightly so.
2 THREE TIMES (HOU HSIAO-HSIEN) Conscious summa or inadvertent sampler of Hou's career, his triptych of love stories opens rapturously and ends attenuated; no one in contemporary cinema comes closer to Vermeer's interiors with his pellucid lighting and composed domestic space.
Following the natural order of things, the group's third album and major-label debut, ``More Adventurous,'' which takes in a broad range of styles, from power-pop to alt-country and r&b in 11 tracks, has been as rapturously received as 2002's ``The Execution of All Things.
bird girls can fly," violins swift and climb rapturously, seeming to trace the path of the singer's soul at last in flight.
Thanks in no small part to Bill Clinton's opening--capped by the President's rapturously received visit to India in 2000, the first by an American president in 22 years--America and India are on better terms today than at any time in the last 50 years.
Peter Pan premiered a few years after the death of Queen Victoria, but the society which so rapturously received the play was still largely distinguished by that unnatural combination of tight-lipped circumspection and slobbering sentimentality which we recognize as Victorianism at its unexamined worst.
These delicate, swirled-tail members of the syngnathid family (pipefish, sea dragons) are frequently depicted in mythology, rapturously entwined.
A rapturously told portrait of a strong and truly remarkable woman.