raptness


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raptness

(ˈræptnəs)
n
the condition or state of being rapt
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You could see the raptness in the attention of the president who probably had lost links with such traditional greeting of the elderly, native only to the Yoruba.
A very similar comparison appears in The Open wherein animal raptness, opposing the openness of the human perspective, is associated to the apophatic doctrine.
We too have had such happy hours together That my heart melts in me to think of it (Lyrical Ballads, 307) William commends, as well as celebrates, this shared raptness. The calmative, persuasive, note is unmistakable ("Come!--let me see thee sink into a dream / Of quiet thoughts").
Phil, who produces a string of warm and fuzzy assurances about hobbies being healthy, while Bana listens with near-cringe-inducing raptness. A guided tour of Jay Leno's classic car collection yields little more than celebrity show-and-tell, leaving Jeremy Clarkson, a popular co-host of British TV's "Top Gear," to nail the matter.