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hypnotize -- as in: hypnotized to try to remember
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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)
  • I want to be hypnotized and given the suggestion that I don’t like to snack on fattening foods.
  • The police want to hypnotize me to see if it will help me remember what he looked like.
  • Doesn’t hypnosis make you say stuff you don’t want to say?
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • This is the most incredible example of sensual hallucination and hypnotic suggestion I’ve ever encountered.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles

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  • Hypnotism or something?
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • walked the hypnotized wolf-man through the theater
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • He did hypnotism tricks in the bars in Cullercoats and Whitley Bay.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • But some of you ain’t got any minds to hypnotize so I’ll sketch it out.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Besides, I may be of service, since you can hypnotize me and so learn that which even I myself do not know.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "If you can learn hypnotism," she suggested, "you might use it as anesthesia."
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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  • They sank back into their seats, and stared at specks of dust climbing and circling in a weak shaft of winter sunlight. Henry was quiet, barely moving. Alfred concentrated on the little cold spot ....
    "Are you guys hypnotized?" Spoon burst into the apartment...
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • Hypnosis tends to unlock hidden memories.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Mr. Benedict has tried hypnosis and other treatments on me, all without luck.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Hypnosis.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Sort of like hypnosis?
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Hypnosis?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It was a kind of self-hypnosis.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I’d probably get highway hypnosis, watching the snot run down all those little snotroads from their noses to their lips.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • But Macon came out of his few days of sexual hypnosis in a rage and later when he discovered her pregnancy, tried to get her to abort.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • (Real psychic phenomena or group hypnosis?) She didn’t know, and didn’t think it mattered.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Swimming instruction, which in time became swimming practice, was gruelling, but there was the deep pleasure of doing a stroke with increasing ease and speed, over and over, till hypnosis practically, the water turning from molten lead to liquid light.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Though the mules plod in a steady and unflagging hypnosis, the vehicle does not seem to progress.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • While you are under hypnosis I tell you that when I begin to drum my fingers on the table you will get up and open the window.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Ira drank—I think—for the same reason Danny Thomas sought hypnosis; for the same reason my father wept at night and kept a knife in his drawer.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Mass hypnosis.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He seems again to be falling into a state of semi-hypnosis; his eyes scan the sky but it is in a kind of daze.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • "She would like me to attempt a session of Neuro-hypnosis, with Miss Marks," says Dr. DuPont blandly.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • A researcher at the world-renowned Institute has used hypnosis to induce hundreds of people to recall their previous-life experiences as pyramid-builders, exchange students and extraterrestrials.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • To achieve this would involve stimulation of all the senses, and perhaps hypnosis as well, but many beheved it to be practical.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • But also a still, quiet, unprotesting type of death into which one, by reason of choice or hypnosis or unutterable weariness, might joyfully and gratefully sink.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • David had not remembered the man, but under Panov’s hypnosis he had said the name —improbably it was Cactus — and Mo had brought the photographer to Virginia to help jar a part of Webb’s memory.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I felt that I should bring her out of the hypnosis.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Tape’s too isolated, and hypnosis is a trick.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Evidently the answer can only lie in a sort of mass hypnosis, or "epidemic suggestion".
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • You know, they only ditched the truth detection test and hypnosis because they can’t be sure what I’ll remember.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I am thinking here of a sentimentality, a trancelike self-hypnosis that is not European, that is foreign and hostile to our active hemisphere’s law of life.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • They had been puny in the early days, struggling to discipline their mutant powers with drugs, hypnosis, meditation, neurosurgery-forging them into Attributes-and across the ages, those powers had grown.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • She seemed under a powerful hypnosis: she sat very stiff and erect in her chair, her white face set stonily, her dull black eyes fixed upon the gray cold face.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But if his experience had been only a hallucination, induced with chemicals or hypnosis, then it had no significance, and giving himself to the waking dream once again could not bring back those who were irretrievably lost.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Since I was nicknamed "Truthful James" as soon as I learned to talk and am widely known to have won the hatchet every February 22nd all through school, you must now conclude that I was the victim of an illusion caused by hypnosis and/or drugs.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He had only to fall into the pleasant hypnosis of travel; to watch the long ranks of trees as they passed; to view the mountains when they first rose over the fields; to observe the great round moon and its attendant bright stars shining through the streetcar’s glassy walls; to match the whirring of the engines with the mad chorus of the cicadas; to be comfortable, and old, and content with small things.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Hypnosis was a tool that Dick had distrusted and seldom used, for he knew that he could not always summon up the mood in himself—he had once tried it on Nicole and she had scornfully laughed at him.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Hypnosis can be rather unreliable.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • "Hypnosis," he said.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It should — according to the map we had studied under hypnosis — be about three miles upstream from where I was.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Then by some vast crowd hypnosis I’d convince everyone in a town this size that this really was Earth, not Mars at all.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • She and all the others in this town are the patients of the greatest experiment in migration and hypnosis you will ever lay eyes on in your life.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Telepathy, hypnosis, memory, and imagination.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise.
    George Orwell  --  1984
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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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