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  • It was raining in Pianosa too by the time they returned to the squadron, and they had the rest of that day to stare woodenly at the bomb line on the map under the awning of the intelligence tent and ruminate hypnotically on the fact that there was no escape.
  • Colonel Cathcart was drawn hypnotically toward the window with a massive, dull stare of moody introspection.

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  • Milo lifted his arm suddenly and pointed toward the open-air theater, where the milky, dust-filled beam bursting horizontally from the projector slashed a conelike swath in the blackness and draped in a fluorescent membrane of light the audience tilted on the seats there in hypnotic sags, their faces focused upward toward the aluminized movie screen.

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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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