- rapture of the deep,
Origin of raptured
verb (used with object), rap·tured, rap·tur·ing.
Origin of rapture
Examples from the Web for raptured
While yet in love with life and raptured with the world, he passed to silence and pathetic dust.Mistakes of Moses|Robert G. Ingersoll
Believe me, Sire, she gave her beauty to my raptured arms with no persuasions but such as became a soldier and a king.Alroy|Benjamin Disraeli
Before the group of mother and son she fell into a raptured attitude.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
Still, while yet in love with life and raptured with the world, he passed to silence and pathetic dust.
The soul is raptured to conceive A truth which being must believe; The God eternal died.
Word Origin for rapture
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.