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Definition of Raptly
1. rapt [adv] - See also: rapt
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Literary usage of Raptly
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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1886)
"And he was raptly gazing at the pretty, slender young creature before him, with all his heart looking out of those eloquent, dark eyes of his, which caused ..."
2. Songs of the Press and Other Adventures in Verse by Bailey Millard (1902)
"raptly I listen to the singing pines Which blend their music, River, with thine own; raptly I trace the portents and the signs So thickly in these awesome ..."
3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"As he gazed at it raptly-a scream from the girl aroused him. She had sprung to her feet and stood staring behind her, not knowing which way to run because ..."
4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1920)
"More than a hundred years had elapsed between the dawn and the angelus, while he raptly had been listening to the song of the bird. ..."
5. The Bookman (1906)
"He's a man of sporadical, radical views ; His wit is sardonic, His style is ironic, Upon his sub-subtleties raptly we muse ; Till our minds we confuse, ..."