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has a captivating voice
  to enamor or attract and hold the attention of someone
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  • has a captivating voice
  • captivated by her smile
  • Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • Of course it is both her intention and resolution to marry when she finds a suitable match, and no one is better aware than herself of the sort of impression she is capable of producing; no one likes better to captivate in a quiet way.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  The Professor

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  • Was he an animal if music could captivate him so?
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • They’d been captivated for several nights by a romance tale in a Ladies’ Home Journal, only to discover that the last page was missing.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I watched her reaction with curiosity, trying to understand what it was that had so captivated her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Ean was certainly captivating, but his charisma was almost too overwhelming.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • But they were so captivated by the beauty of Swat they instead decided to stay there and forced the other tribes out.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Lee’s endearing characters, Atticus Finch and his precocious daughter, Scout, captivated readers while confronting them with some of the realities of race and justice in the South.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • Adri flourished her arm at Cinder, her attention once again captivated by Pearl’s dress.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I loved the sensual pleasures of being outside, the smell of it, the feel of the earth under my fingers, the satisfaction of seeing things living, glowing, captivated by their own temporary beauty.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • She was captivated by the way in which Nathan, ever intent upon his cooking, was still able to intersperse his observations on gastronomie with scientific detail, largely nutritional.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Only moments ago, he had been looking at the Giant DoNut menu, captivated by the glossy pictures of food and the dazzling descriptions that accompanied the pictures.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • She was as captivated as Turtle.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • But there was a young lad who had been captivated.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • When Alec smiled, his eyes lit like blue lamps, and Clary could see what Magnus had found so captivating about him.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • She was pleased to see that he was captivated by her and it did not occur to her that there was anything wrong in it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • His name was Pascal, or something near it, and he captivated us with frantic sign language.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She would captivate everyone and would always be welcome among the upper class.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • As she hummed contentedly, he gazed at the elf’s face, captivated.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • She strung humorous stories along the road like a bright wash and tried to captivate us.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • We tell rags-to-riches stories because we find something captivating in the idea of a lone hero battling overwhelming odds.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Long captivated by the writing of Leo Tolstoy, McCandless particularly admired how the great novelist had forsaken a life of wealth and privilege to wander among the destitute.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ’Now don’t you be offended at what I’m a going to say,’ observed Mrs. Mann, with captivating sweetness.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Vittoria’s innate intellect and curiosity made her a captivating student.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • His captivating presence is punctuated by an unusually low, baritone speaking voice, which his female students describe as ’chocolate for the ears.’
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She thought he was captivated, like a child looking at a caged lion — except that Capricorn wasn’t in a cage.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Smiling, blushing, limpid eyed, Anne tripped back and gave a quaint, funny little selection that captivated her audience still further.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Why he should have captivated Scarlett when his mind was a stranger to hers she did not know.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It seemed as if, with the termination of the roar of artillery and the plunging of shot, nature had also seized the moment to assume her mildest and most captivating form.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • And it makes you more captivating than ever.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • —Was it a new circumstance for a man of first-rate abilities to be captivated by very inferior powers?
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Not that my fancy was much captivated by the idea of long chimneys and clouds of smoke — "but," I argued, "Thornfield will, probably, be a good way from the town."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The ease with which I could move increased my confidence, and the many strange sights captivated my imagination.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • One of the captivating children, who seem made to be kissed and cuddled, adorned and adored like little goddesses, and produced for general approval on all festive occasions.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Although Laura resists, she does accept the hat and is later captivated by her own "charming" image in the mirror.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • An unlikely fusion of modern particle physics and ancient mysticism, Noetics had absolutely captivated Katherine’s imagination.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • That was the captivation of it to me.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I was so captivated by the wonder of who this little life was that I actually worried about whether I would have anything left to love a second child.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • While his tumultuous friends, captivated by the absolute, adored and invoked splendid revolutionary adventures, Combeferre was inclined to let progress, good progress, take its own course; he may have been cold, but he was pure; methodical, but irreproachable; phlegmatic, but imperturbable.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And really is there anything in the world more captivating than a beautiful young mother with a healthy baby in her arms?
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • We often discuss the future, the past and the present, but as I’ve already told you, I miss the real thing, and yet I know it exists! Is it because I haven’t been outdoors for so long that I’ve become so smitten with nature? I remember a time when a magnificent blue sky, chirping birds, moonlight and budding blossoms wouldn’t have captivated me.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • She did not speak; he was silent, captivated by her silence, as he would have been by her speech.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Without any previous agreement, without knowing each other, they had arrived from the most distant corners of the coast, captivated by the talk of the jubilee.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • It was enough to secure his good opinion; for to be unaffected was all that a pretty girl could want to make her mind as captivating as her person.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Rawdon saw there was a manifest intention on Mrs. Bute’s part to captivate him with Rebecca.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He was a splendid fellow in the true popular understanding of the term, and captivated Carrie completely.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
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