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Your rhapsody, happy or not, will it not awaken the suspicions of De Chemerant?

During this rhapsody, her hand had been on the handle of the door.

"Lots of girls are stage-struck," he said presently, breaking in on Mr. Martel's rhapsody.

I had been listening to this rhapsody with the greatest admiration, when just then Bittra came in.

She can take a Hungarian rhapsody and turn it into a goulash in about 32 bars.

The rhapsody, although genuine enough, was not satisfying to the wife.

With the purpose which the author had in view, a spice of rhapsody is no defect.

A friend once told me that he had said of me that I made arithmetic a rhapsody.

You may say, perhaps, that this is rhapsody; but what is love without rhapsody?

They had to rouse him from his rhapsody to ask the way at last.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "epic poem," from Middle French rhapsodie, from Latin rhapsodia, from Greek rhapsoidia "verse composition, recitation of epic poetry; a book, a lay, a canto," from rhapsodos "reciter of epic poems," literally "one who stitches or strings songs together," from rhaptein "to stitch, sew, weave" (see wrap (v.)) + oide "song" (see ode). Meaning "exalted enthusiastic feeling or expression" is from 1630s. Meaning "sprightly musical composition" is first recorded 1850s.

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