a state of intense or overwhelming excitement; rapture; ecstasy.
Some people believe the “Rapture” and the “Apocalypse” will happen this weekend. What do these words mean exactly?
Who knows if REM had a specific date in mind when they sang their immortal chorus, “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.” But according to Harold Camping, a California-based Christian radio broadcaster, May 21, 2011 will bring about a rapture that will inevitably lead to the end of the world five months later. Before you throw away your …
Origin of raptus
1840–50; < Latin: a seizing, equivalent to rap(ere) to seize, abduct, rape1 + -tus suffix of v. action
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When in this state of mind Madame von Breuning used to say that he was in his "raptus."Music: An Art and a Language
Walter Raymond Spalding
Give greetings to all, including the good Madame Councillor, and tell her that I still occasionally have a raptus.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer