Knowing the date of the judgment is only half the rapture equation.
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I call Camping at his office in California one afternoon in the final run-up to the rapture.
The rapture did not come to pass on May 21, but soothsayer Harold Camping has rescheduled it for this Friday.
Everything he saw moved him to rapture and excitement, as though he had never been in a garden on a sunny day before.
The rapture of her caress, and the great joy of mine to her!
He has also a doll to whom he sighs, rhapsodises, and passes in its silent company hours of rapture.
And Phronsie clasped her fat little hands in rapture at the thought.
“You rob us of the rapture of beholding great beauties, Madam,” he said in a low, impassioned voice.
c.1600, "act of carrying off," from Middle French rapture, from Medieval Latin raptura "seizure, rape, kidnapping," from Latin raptus "a carrying off, abduction, snatching away; rape" (see rapt). Earliest attested use in English is of women and in 17c. it sometimes meant rape (v.), which word is a cognate of this. Sense of "spiritual ecstasy, state of mental transport" first recorded c.1600 (raptures).
1630s, from rapture (n.). Related: Raptured; rapturing.