rapture

  1. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
  2. a state of elated bliss

Rapture

Rapture is a term in Christian eschatology which refers to the `being caught up` discussed in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, when the `dead in Christ` and `we who are alive and remain` will be `caught up in the clouds` to meet `the Lord in the air`. The term `Rapture` is used in at least two senses. In the pre-tribulation view, a group of peopl...
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Rapture

• (n.) A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence. • (n.) A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium. • (v. t.) To transport with excitement; to enrapture. • (n.) The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one`s self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; e...
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Rapture

(from the article `Baker, Anita`) ...The Songstress (1983), a solo album that sold more than 300,000 copies and spent more than a year on the charts. Moving to Elektra, she served as ...
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Rapture

(from the article `fundamentalism, Christian`) ...present period, according to dispensationalism, was one of expectant waiting for the imminent return of Jesus Christ. Dispensationalists believed ... ...come after the millennium inaugurated by an inspired mankind). The former tends to be catastrophic. According to premillennialism, the ...
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Rapture

[BioShock] Rapture is a fictional city in the BioShock series, published by 2K Games. It is an underwater city that is the main setting for the games BioShock, BioShock 2 and the DLC BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea; it also briefly appears in BioShock Infinite. The game`s back-story describes the city as envisioned by business tycoon Andre...
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Rapture

[Blondie song] `Rapture` is a 1980 song by the American band Blondie, from their fifth studio album Autoamerican. In January 1981, `Rapture` was released as the second and final single from the album. The song reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for two weeks. The song peaked at #4 in Australia and #5 in the Unit...
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Rapture

Rap'ture (răp'tur; 135) noun [ Latin rapere , raptum , to carry off by force. See Rapid .] 1. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence. [ Obsolete] « That 'gainst a rock, or flat, her keel did dash With headlong rapture .»
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Rapture

Rap'ture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Raptured (-turd; 135); present participle & verbal noun Rapturing .] To transport with excitement; to enrapture. [ Poetic] Thomson.
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rapture

rapture, rapturing, raptured 1. The state or condition of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstasy. 2. An expression of ecstatic feeling. Often used in the plural. 3. The transporting of a person from one place to another; especially, to heaven. 4. The belief that in the 'last days', believing Christians will be removed from the earth befor...
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Rapture

The belief that Christians will be brought up to heaven and escape a time of tribulation and testing before the return of Christ (Smith and Green 1995
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Rapture

used in some sects to denote the Second coming of Christ
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