Usage examples for ravishment

  1. But for the moment it was not a woman approaching- rather a new color of cloth, a new combination of dress, a new species of social poise and gesture were presenting themselves for ravishment. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. And by my spirit made marvellous here by thee, Poured out all clear into the gold of thee, Not myself only do I know; I have Golden within me the whole fate of man: That every flesh and soul belongs to one Continual joyward ravishment, whose end Is here, in this perfection. – Emblems Of Love by Lascelles Abercrombie
  3. In Plutarch's Dialogue on Love, written five hundred years after Plato, one of the speakers ventures a faint protest against the current notion that there is no gust of friendship or heavenly ravishment of mind, in the love for women; but this is a decided innovation on the traditional Greek view, which is thus brutally expressed by one of the interlocutors in the same dialogue: True love has nothing to do with women, and I assert that you who are passionately inclined toward women and maidens do not love any more than flies love milk or bees honey, or cooks the calves and birds whom they fatten in the dark.... – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  4. Moreover, she brought him six suits of clothes and fell to changing his apparel day by day; nor was the appointed time accomplished ere his beauty returned to him and his goodliness; nay, his charms waxed tenfold and he became a ravishment to all who looked on him. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  5. Among the dusky millions of India Dr. Fraser's discovery will create no " catholic ravishment" because they will not hear of it. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  6. I recall it with an authentic clearness: one of those days made in paradise for a reproach upon us poor wretches in purgatory: the air sweet and mellow, spiced with tropic blossoms: the sky a blue ravishment: the sunlight tawny in the street outside as if seen through a glass of rich wine. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  7. Her very glances were counted, and her words, addressed even to ladies of the highest rank, imprinted upon them a look of ravishment. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 4 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  8. The spring- a second spring- was all about her; but in this chilly northern form it spoke to her with none of the ravishment of Italy. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  9. Just here and there we find delightfully dark little dens with the original linen- fold panellings and ceilings that are a ravishment to look upon; but mostly the rooms are high, plain- panelled, and with the quaint ingle- nook fireplaces, with shelves above, upon which Mary placed her lovely " blue and white" porcelain which had been brought to her by the Dutch merchants who at that time were the great traders of the sea. – Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes