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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enrapture hold spellbound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Enrapture To transport with pleasure; to delight beyond measure; to enravish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enrapture To move to rapture; transport with pleasure; delight beyond measure; ravish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enrapture en-rap′tūr to put in rapture: to transport with pleasure or delight
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In literature:

And what a vision of glorious beauty met his enraptured eyes, while the fresh sea-breeze entered, like life, into his heaving chest!
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was enraptured by the glitter of the gold, and the workmanship of the cup.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
John listened to them, enraptured.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
He was enraptured with her.
"Cruel Barbara Allen" by David Christie Murray
We had a profusely decorated volume of Moore's Irish Melodies: and often have I listened to the enraptured recitation of these by Akshay Babu.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
As they were standing there, gazing enraptured upon the scene, there was a burst of girlish laughter from the hotel.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
She was enraptured of the wind and sky and the grass.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The magistrate was quite enraptured by the simple instrument; he would never have believed that anyone could play it with such masterly skill.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
It carries us away, indeed, but it is never itself truly enraptured.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
The listener feels as if he were a performer; the performer is an enraptured listener.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Giovanni was enraptured; the girl's innocence was absolutely marvelous; he had never dreamed that such innocence existed upon earth.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
That which enraptured Coqueville was that the casks did not cease.
"The Fête At Coqueville 1907" by Emile Zola
A lady of the court was enraptured by your performance, a lady who for many years has been aware of nothing but herself.
"Clair de Lune" by Michael Strange
Molly had never seen such toys before, and she was enraptured with them, declaring she should learn to make them for her friends at home.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
Marjorie was enraptured at the sight of the beautifully-arranged gardens, in which brightly-colored anemones took the place of flowers.
"Dick, Marjorie and Fidge" by G. E. Farrow
She looked at him enraptured.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Margaret caught her in her arms and kissed the enraptured face.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But when the quadrille sets were formed and in motion, Hanny was enraptured.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Towards Stonor, in this new character of hers, she displayed a hint of laughing boldness that enraptured him.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Of Gracey's charms enraptur'd will I sing!
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Various

In poetry:

And little ELLEN, all alone,
Enraptured sat above,
And thought how blest she was to own
The wealth of POWLES'S love.
"First Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ajax of the Southland
Was walking out one day,
Enraptured did his spirit seem,
Inspired by some poetic theme,
Or heavenly array.
"Ajax' Dream" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And if, like you, with lowly zeal
This dim probation path we trod,
Shall at your side enraptured kneel
Amid the paradise of God.
"Sudden Death" by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
"Therefore, one strange, mysterious night
Alone within the Temple shade,
Recipient of a God's delight
I lay enraptured, unafraid.
"Yasmini" by Laurence Hope
She turned to him when all was done,
And gave him her thin hand,
Exclaiming like an enraptured one,
'This time it will be grand!'
"The Satin Shoes" by Thomas Hardy
The spirit is often enraptured
With sweet tokens of love divine,
But seldom in language so plain
As spoken through music, to mine.
"Music" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle

In news:

Nine-year-old Eric Holder sat in the basement of his family's house in Queens, enraptured by the inaugural words of the fresh-faced president from Massachusetts.
Deadmau5 Plays to Enraptured Crowd at Inaugural Veld Music Festival.
Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens.
Dozens of enraptured teenagers occupy the stage, singing and praising God.
I sat with thousands of other attendees, enraptured.
I saw this blog post by photographer James Guerin and was absolutely enraptured with what he achieved.
Singer at ease and joking with enraptured audience.
We can tell, you're enraptured as well.
Whether they leave us enraptured or crushed, they connect us at the gut level to the idea of being Americans, of governing ourselves.
As a child, I spent years enraptured with The Phantom Tollbooth, the classic young adult novel that just celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The web recently became enraptured by this video of a lady cutting up a pineapple with a clever method.
Sometimes I wonder if kids are too enraptured by things like video games, internet, cell phone, maybe even Harry Potter.
NEW YORK — Army of Shadows won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best foreign film last year and enraptured critics, many of whom put it on their top-10 lists.
Flanked by his sister and friends, Reggie Youngblood sings catchy tunes about dancing and desire with a yelp that suggests, as countless enraptured bloggers have pointed out, the Cure's goth godfather Robert Smith.
A hero with a wide belt and high belts who threw himself into adventures in lush jungles and exotic locales was be good enough to keep most kids of yesteryear enraptured.