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rapture

A state of great joy, delight, or ecstasy.
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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.
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.
That move, with Fowler leaving Manchester City in January 2006 on a free, was rapturously greeted by Liverpool fans - and the Kop faithful would also welcome back Owen with open arms.
When this movement was reprised at the end, Sylve embraced him rapturously. Sheng's score startled with percussive clatter but included strong lines for individual instruments.
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.
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.