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as in: she was intrigued Define
cause to be interested, curious, or fascinated
  • But intriguing people have to invent a noxious, dangerous party.

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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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  • A man whose father crawled up from nothing at all by intrigue, and whose mother—God knows whom she wasn’t mixed up with….
  • Eh, you love another man, and have entered into criminal intrigues with him?

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  • If it were a common, vulgar, worldly intrigue, they would have left me alone.
  • He felt that the love that bound him to Anna was not a momentary impulse, which would pass, as worldly intrigues do pass, leaving no other traces in the life of either but pleasant or unpleasant memories.
  • The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in the same house with him.
  • Then the countess told her of more disagreements and intrigues against the work of the unification of the churches, and departed in haste, as she had that day to be at the meeting of some society and also at the Slavonic committee.
  • _ She had an intrigue with Tushkevitch, deceiving her husband in the basest way.
  • But he could not draw back from the generous word when it was once uttered, even though he felt now, vaguely foreseeing certain eventualities in his intrigue with Madame Karenina, that this generous word had been spoken thoughtlessly, and that even though he were not married he might need all the hundred thousand of income.
  • And going once again over the conditions inseparable from a duel, a divorce, a separation, and once again rejecting them, Alexey Alexandrovitch felt convinced that there was only one solution,—to keep her with him, concealing what had happened from the world, and using every measure in his power to break off the intrigue, and still more—though this he did not admit to himself—to punish her.

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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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