rhapsodically

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv rhapsodically in an ecstatic manner "he reacted ecstatically to my plan to travel to Africa"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rhapsodically In the manner of rhapsody.
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Usage

In literature:

They led me to it, and rhapsodized over its magnificent terror.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
Oh, I won't rhapsodize about New York.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
He rhapsodized over the intelligence of his pupils and bemoaned his inadequate gift of tongues.
"Prester John" by John Buchan
The rhapsode like yourself and the actor are intermediate links, and the poet himself is the first of them.
"Ion" by Plato
Come up and listen to my wife rhapsodize.
"Other Things Being Equal" by Emma Wolf
Hephzy went on rhapsodizing.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I feel I am talking in an excited, injudicious, egotistical, rhapsodical, manner.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
His intellectual defect was his idea of special divine illumination, which made him visionary and rhapsodical and conceited.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
Carreno had just finished Liszt's "Rhapsodic Hongroise" No.
"Abroad with the Jimmies" by Lilian Bell
The beauty of Italy is so proper and Church of England that you are looked upon as a dissenter if you do not rhapsodize about it.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
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In poetry:

The Burne-Jones cartons
Have preserved her eyes;
Still, at the Tate, they teach
Cophetua to rhapsodize;
"Yeux Glauques" by Ezra Pound

In news:

People are always singing its praises, of course, rhapsodizing over its extreme weather, its rugged terrain, its dizzying coastal paths, its clotted cream, its superior sheep.
They eagerly anticipated the spring's first shipment of annual color and would spend hours planting, watering, weeding and rhapsodizing about the results.
Green Lantern' writer-producer GEOFF JOHNS waxes rhapsodic about Hollywood, Hal Jordan and his brightest days.
Salafis, or Islamic fundamentalists, rhapsodize about founding political parties and forging alliances with the more mainstream Muslim Brotherhood to maximize the religious vote in Egypt after the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
In 2008 he was prominently supportive of Obama, about whom he rhapsodized in nearly messianic terms.
Adapted by Guillermo del Toro from Mike Mignola's cult comic, Hellboy is both jocular and rhapsodic.
Yesterday, we told you about Sloane Crosley's debut on the Times 's nonfiction paperback bestseller list, yet we neglected to rhapsodize about the #1 book on the hardcover fiction list.
TUCSON--Bagging rays under a crisp blue sky backed by a postcard-perfect view of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, the husband-and-wife writing team of Jane and Michael Stern rhapsodize over the Western wonderland we know as Arizona.
Herman Melville rhapsodizes about it in the opening chapter of "Moby-Dick".
), it shouldn't shock you that I can rhapsodize easily, if not professionally, about pie - pecan being my absolute favorite.
" Footnotes are "a rhapsodic grace note" in a master's hands, a journalist wrote.
Back home they might wax rhapsodic about a few hours mucking about with bricks and mortar.
When the urchins in the musical "Oliver" waxed rhapsodic about "food, glorious food," they must have been singing about Ohio — just as surely as Ohioans know that with a name like Smucker's, it has to be good.
Plume 's wine director, who also spent three years at the world-class French Laundry in Napa Valley, talks about wine the way Leonard Bernstein rhapsodized about music.
"Douse hair with gasoline/Set it light and set it free," Harvey rhapsodizes on "Man-Size," from her second album, Rid of Me.
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