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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • With one phrase he had turned happy picknickers into a sulky, tense, murmuring crowd, being slowly hypnotized by gavel taps lessening in intensity until the only sound in the courtroom was a dim pink-pink-pink: the judge might have been rapping the bench with a pencil.

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as in: hypnotized to try to remember Define
to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)
as in: hypnotized by her performance Define
fascinate so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
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