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intrigue
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: she was intrigued Define
cause to be interested, curious, or fascinated
  • He felt deeply drawn to him, and not solely because he was intrigued by the contrast between O’Brien’s urbane manner and his prize-fighter’s physique.

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  • She was intrigued by his surprising comment.
  • It was the first time she met him and she was intrigued by his easy confidence.

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unspecified meaning
  • Their luck would hold indefinitely, and they would carry on their intrigue, just like this, for the remainder of their natural lives.
  • They had confessed to intelligence with the enemy (at that date, too, the enemy was Eurasia), embezzlement of public funds, the murder of various trusted Party members, intrigues against the leadership of Big Brother which had started long before the Revolution happened, and acts of sabotage causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people.

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as in: she was intrigued Define
cause to be interested, curious, or fascinated
as in: involved in intrigue Define
a secret scheme or plot
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