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rapture

A state of great joy, delight, or ecstasy.
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The thrilling show and hit-filled set was received rapturously with songs greeted with delight by the 12,000 lucky fans who had managed to get tickets.
In addition to his rapturously received performance in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre, Ian has also appeared on stage in the iconic role of The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Nick Piazza in Fame.
But the midfielder, released by Middlesbrough in January after two and a half injuryhit years, was rapturously received when he emerged as a late sub against Hearts and admitted he was "touched" by the applause.
Dance troupe Zulu Tradition was a case in point, their memorable 15-minute slot during Saturday's gala concert being rapturously received and has been the festival's stand-out innovation.
With Jools Holland led to a rapturously received US tour supporting fellow Later.
Lead singer Jimmy Watkins kept a day-to-day diary of the five-day tour which saw them befriend some Cossacks, swim in the Black Sea and end their rapturously received performances with an encore in a fountain.
I'm also not sure if the new stuff has made it around the Internet after the first show, or whether folks were genuinely greeting it rapturously on very first listen.
The opening ceremony was telecast live across the world and millions of TV viewers watched as spectators rapturously applauded the opening laser display and cultural extravaganza.
She was now singing robustly and rapturously, in and out of the living room.
The players are already heroes here and, barring a mauling in the final against the Netherlands on Sunday evening, the bulls of Spanish football will be rapturously welcomed in avenues and squares nationwide, unlike the beasts feared in the streets of Pamplona.
Little wonder then that Beauty and the Beast was rapturously received last night.