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This man of visions, this fantastic, rhapsodical––but we must not be hard upon him.

As she was trying one of them on, she turned her head to speak to the rhapsodical manager.

It is the glare of rhapsodical eulogy which instinctively and automatically evokes the complementary colours and afterimages.

Many of these sonatas might almost be called rhapsodies; certainly a great many movements are rhapsodical.

Impressed, the Cadi dismissed him, and would have laden him with silver, but the Dervish refused and went his rhapsodical way.

I could pick out a dozen rhapsodical passages which with little change might well appear in his books of verse.

The old Homeric ὕμνοι, or hymns dedicated to special deities, were intended to be sung at festivals and rhapsodical contests.

Even when he is most rhapsodical his speech never loses its ease and gentleness of tone.

It was with disquietude that his friends witnessed the growing self-exaltation that may be noted in the rhapsodical Zarathustra.

For the most part it was passionate speech rather than song, a rhapsodical declamation in hybrid rhythms.

WORD ORIGIN

1782, from Greek rhapsodikos "of or for a rhapsodist," from rhapsoidia (see rhapsody). Related: Rhapsodically (c.1600).

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