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[en-rapt] /ɛnˈræpt/
rapt; transported; enraptured:
a violinist's enrapt audience.
Origin of enrapt
First recorded in 1600-10; en-1 + rapt Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She was so enrapt by him now in this first burst of affection that she could see nothing but him.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • She gazed steadily upward, enrapt, her eyes resplendent with their own starlight.

    The Two Vanrevels Booth Tarkington
  • When the clear old voice quavered into silence there was not a dry eye left among the enrapt listeners.

    The Brass Bound Box Evelyn Raymond
  • To Mossgiel, where Burns reached the top and summit of his art and wrote like one enrapt, inspired.

  • They listened with the most enrapt attention, while for four hours I talked to them of some of the truths of this glorious verse.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train Egerton Ryerson Young
Word Origin and History for enrapt

c.1600, "carried away by (prophetic) ecstasy," past participle adjective from en- "make, put in" (see en- (1)) + rapt (see rapture).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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