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enthrall -- as in: enthralled by the story
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  • I am enthralled by her expressive voice.
  • Jane Austen’s books enthrall me.
  • Her seductive voice, together with his great love for her, had enthralled his senses, had deprived him of every impulse but the longing to hold her and keep her.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • to be partners in the wonderful conspiracy, was to her so enthralling that she was always forgetting discretion
    Virginia Woolf  --  Night and Day

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  • The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
    Psalm 45:11 (NIV)
  • Love hath chas’d sleep from my enthralled eyes
    Shakespeare  --  Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • She is enthralled by the romance.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • HAPPY [enthralled]:
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • I am not above attempting to enthrall an intern with tales of high excitement.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • He holds my gaze as if he can smell my fear, a cobra enthralling its prey.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • So full and enthralled with a life that tried so hard to knock her down.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Still, it baffles me that these self-righteous, self-enthralled waddlers get such special treatment.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The success of the game depended on Lindsey having not talked about Colin and Hassan, but Colin figured it was a safe bet, as she seemed pretty enthralled with the boy.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The saturation was not complete—there were still hundreds of more sensitive spaces without access, and the cameras were prohibited from bathrooms and other private rooms, but otherwise the campus, to the eyes of a billion-odd Circle users, was suddenly clear and open, and the Circle devotees, who already felt loyal to the company and enthralled by its mystique, now felt closer, felt part of an open and welcoming world.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Death will find me long before I tire of contemplating an evening spent in his company during which he enthralled a mixed audience consisting of a fur trader, a Cree Indian matron, and an Anglican missionary, with an hour-long monologue on sexual aberrations in female pygmy shrews.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I had left before being subject to the sight of her being fully embraced, enjoyed by the kneeling man, and vet it was that moment’s picture of her pleasure and enthrallment that lingered with me, the expression she bore for the man who knelt there, the careless, open mouth, the hips turned out, the cord of her neck like an exposed wire.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Kit chose the stories she herself enjoyed most, and her reading had a zest and liveliness that enthralled the children.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Enthralled by the Princess Nehemia?
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • We listened to his stories of life in the city, enthralled by his tales of the modern conveniences like indoor plumbing and streetcars, things we could scarcely imagine.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • He caught intermittent glimpses of the Pacific and was enthralled.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • A couple of the kids watched movies as if they were partaking of a sacrament, completely enthralled and religiously attentive.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Halting, truncated, the talk bewildered me and at the same time held me enthralled; in addition, the sexual frankness was so utterly novel that I experienced a phenomenon that I hadn’t felt since I was about eight years old: my ears were burning.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I sit across the table from him, my feet dangling, staring at him, enthralled.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Jen kept Luke enthralled with stories of places she’d been, people she’d met, things she’d seen.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • I could listen to Gwyllyn the Welsh bard for hours, enthralled in spite of my total ignorance of what he was saying, most times.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • From the time he was three or four, Joni Scherzer had been enthralled with soccer.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The interpreter explained each verse to the audience, some of whom now stood enthralled.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Moreover, other ideas, much more enthralling, occupied his mind.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I dared not pause to look on her as I had on her sister, lest once more I should begin to be enthrall.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Still, the thought enthralled him.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The Catholic Church, through its Inquisition, is famous for cultivating Lucifer as the arch-fiend, but the Church’s enemies relied no less upon the Old Boy to keep the human mind enthralled.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Far from it; his own face enthralled him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • By midnight the whole world will be enthralled.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • After an interval of suspense on my part that was quite enthralling and almost painful, I saw his hand appear on the other side of Miss Skiffins.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Jake was enthralled by the whole idea of my temporary incarceration, and the reasons behind it.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Juliet was still enthralled by the mesmer.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • And though his face does not enthrall Pari as Julien’s had, it is a far kinder face and, as Pari will learn before long, an external ambassador for the attentiveness, the quiet forbearance, and the enduring decency that resides within Eric.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Pastor Falk was saying that this person was enthralled by esoteric sources, specifically the Apocrypha.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He handed over their tickets and continued to gaze, enthralled, at Harry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Even David was not reluctant to lend his ears to the tones of voices so sweet; and long ere the chant was ended, his gaze announced that his soul was enthralled.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "Half mortal, half immortal," Aro announced to him and the rest of the guard without turning his enthralled gaze from Renesmee.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He was so enthralled by these tales, however, that he seemed to forget they were works of fiction, constructions of the imagination that had more to do with London’s romantic sensibilities than with the actualities of life in the subarctic wilderness.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • As their silvery missiles leapt from the concrete pad and soared away into the sky, my mouth dropped open, so enthralled was I at the glorious sight of their rockets scrambling toward space.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Even now, having been tortured and imprisoned by Voldemort, the idea of the Dark Wizard in possession of this wand seemed to enthrall him as much as it repulsed him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The world watched, outraged and inspired by the events at Selma, enthralled by the Washington March.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Her seductive voice, together with his great love for her, had enthralled his senses, had deprived him of every impulse but the longing to hold her and keep her.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • As a fourteen-year-old schoolboy in ew Jersey, he had chanced upon a television program Basking Ridge, about mountaineering and was enthralled.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It is disconsolate enough, this riding, to the stranger, who, with well-filled pocket and well-appointed horse, threads the lonely way on some errand of business; but wilder, drearier, to the man enthralled, whom every weary step bears further from all that man loves and prays for.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Glittering castles in Spain were shaping themselves out of the mists and rainbows of her lively fancy; adventures wonderful and enthralling were happening to her in cloudland—adventures that always turned out triumphantly and never involved her in scrapes like those of actual life.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Jack Harding, a friend of Bigger Thomas, under persistent questioning, admitted that Bigger Thomas was enthralled by the idea of driving such a girl around the city.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
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