into raptures

idiom

literary + formal
: into a state of great happiness, pleasure, or love
This dessert will send people who like chocolate into raptures.
Critics went into raptures over her performance.

Examples of into raptures in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two sides headed into a much more even extra time period, where another dose of fortune gave Liverpool the lead, as Elliott’s long-range strike was deflected off the boot of Christian Eriksen and flew into the bottom corner to send the visiting fans into raptures. Sam Joseph, CNN, 17 Mar. 2024 Ghana overturned an early deficit to level the aggregate score in the second half and quickly responded to another Zambian goal, but Barbra Banda delivered the knockout blow deep into stoppage time and sent the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium into raptures. Neel Shelat, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Australia had two chances to win it, and blew them both, before Vine stepped up and finally sent the stadium — and the country — into raptures. Rory Smith, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2023 After Ella Toone's remarkable second-half opener sent Wembley into raptures, the air was sucked out of the building when Lina Magull equalized for Germany with just over 10 minutes to go in the Euro 2022 final. Seth Vertelney, USA TODAY, 31 July 2022 There’s also some MCU cameos that will send fans into raptures. Brent Lang, Variety, 6 May 2022 One of the world’s great dance companies, that regularly sends its audience into raptures and is beloved everywhere? Washington Post, 1 Oct. 2021 Dutch driver Max Verstappen took a brilliant pole position for the Netherlands Grand Prix in Zandvoort and sent his Orange Army of fans into raptures. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2021 Wuhan Zall triumphed 1-0 over Zhejiang Greentown, thanks to a first-half penalty kick that sent the orange army into raptures. Time, 29 Dec. 2020

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“Into raptures.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/into%20raptures. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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