1. rape => rapt.
来自拉丁语 rapere,抓住，抓取，词源同 rob,rip.-t,过去分词格。比喻用法。
- rapt (adj.)
- late 14c., "carried away in an ecstatic trance," from Latin raptus, past participle of rapere "seize, carry off" (see rape (v.)). A figurative sense, the notion is of "carried up into Heaven (bodily or in a dream)," as in a saint's vision. Latin literal sense of "carried away" was in English from 1550s. In 15c.-17c. the word also sometimes could mean "raped." Sense of "engrossed" first recorded c. 1500. As a past participle adjective, in English it spawned the back-formed verb rap "to affect with rapture," which was common c. 1600-1750.
- 1. Delegates sat in rapt silence as Mrs Fisher spoke.
- 2. I noticed that everyone was watching me with rapt attention.
- 3. He had held his audience rapt.
- 4. Phillips had a rapt expression on his face.
- 5. She listened to the speaker with rapt attention.
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