Definition of 'rapt'
Example sentences containing 'rapt'
The Sun (2014) Man of Honour (2007)
Is it emotional voyeurism to watch with such rapt attention?Christianity Today (2000)
The jury listened with rapt attention.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The athletes sit on benches and adjust their headphones and hoodies, and we stare at them with the rapt attention of a badger watch.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
I was rather pleased at the rapt attention the patients gave to the readings, especially towards the end.A Channel of Peace (1993) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
A rapt daytime audience gasped.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You and I were supposed to watch with rapt attention, having had our bath and changed into our dressing gown and slippers.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
When these moods struck the men, Aislinn sat quietly and listened in rapt attention as they spoke of the young lad with fondness and praised his feats.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
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