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Jean Louise was mesmerized.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  to completely hold someone’s entire attention

or more rarely:  to hypnotize
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  • Jean Louise was mesmerized.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The Augur doesn’t break eye contact, seemingly mesmerized by my anger.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "Hmmm," Finn answered, mesmerized by the twitching miniskirt.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I’m mesmerized by her ability to hypnotize an entire audience with such powerfully portrayed words.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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  • Thomas couldn’t help but stare, mesmerized.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • He seems mesmerized by all the bulbs and tinsel.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I was mesmerized.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Sophia turned to study his face, mesmerized by the reflection of firelight in his eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I looked up at him, mesmerized by that possibility.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Julian, beside her, had caught sight of his father; he seemed mesmerized, as if by a snake.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • Mark had been staring at the back of the pilot’s chair as if something mesmerizing were painted there.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • He was a mesmerizing speaker.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Mesmerized, I lost all track of time.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I had never seen a woman in labor before and was both mesmerized and horrified to watch Doris enter a zone in which her body and her baby were taking over, regardless of surroundings.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Travis was mesmerized as she moved toward the bed and playfully pushed him onto his back.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • He can’t help it if his voice is mesmerizingly sexy.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Cinder watched, mesmerized and disgusted, as the android pressed the blade into Sacha’s wrist.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The three soldier ants advanced, their ten-foot-long antennae waving and bobbing in a mesmerizing way, trying to distract me from the true danger of their mandibles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It called her speech "mesmerizing, hypnotic, mysteriously touching."
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • He was mesmerized by the locomotive, watching it slowly pull in.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • I was mesmerized by the intricacy of the procedure and didn’t realize how long I had been neglecting my work.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Erlene Barlowe had an almost mesmerizing Southern drawl and a sweet kind of charm about her.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • That mesmerizing stage when language develops exponentially from one day to the next, when children are little sponges for language: the Whitshanks missed every bit of it.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I watched that hand, mesmerized.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • But when I gaze up at the food court skylight, I’m mesmerized by the elephant-colored clouds galloping past.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • Vila and the machines he used mesmerized Cristian.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It’s dusty and confusing and mesmerizing all at once.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I don’t know what’s so mesmerizing about it but I’m not arguing, because while she’s preoccupied with studying the room, I can study her.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Yet the year was 1969, and Bernie had mesmerized white parents sufficiently so that they were accepting fifteen black children into their homes.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was more than a little alarming, this mesmerized appearance.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But the flowers, the smell, the movement of the leaves persist, rich, mesmerizing, desolating, infused with grief.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "Thanks," she told Elliot, flashing him a toxic smile that, for reasons beyond me, mesmerized the opposite sex.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • She was mesmerized by who he was.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The gigantic eye was mesmerizing and beautiful.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • But we’d reached that age where the science behind it mattered, where the wonders of the universe needed to be further explained to mesmerize us.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • For a second the colors mesmerize me, bright green and deep blue and brown.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • But he couldn’t move; he was too mesmerized, too scared.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Garvey’s dance seemed to mesmerize Peter, who watched closely, following every movement.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • I read through four of the twenty-five pages, mesmerized by how many laws exist to separate us.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Peeta and I, on the other hand, are so mesmerizing with our ever-changing coal costumes that most of the other tributes are staring at us.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I watched Mom play, mesmerized.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I became mesmerized by the action scenes and the fast-paced music that carried the film.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • She mesmerized them with her tellings.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • They tackled missionarying, and mesmerizing, and doctoring, and telling fortunes, and a little of everything; but they couldn’t seem to have no luck.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Still the sleek brown head bent mesmerized over the list.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • I stood mesmerized by the heat and the luscious scent until the rain interfered, running its icy fingers down my back, forcing me back to life.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The rest of Angela was nowhere near as mesmerizing as her lips.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Brom’s words dropped to a mesmerizing whisper.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I stared at it, mesmerized, and slowly ran my hand over the top, brushing my fingers over the well-worn leather as tears filled my eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • She stood mesmerized, watching one of her mother’s cells divide in two, just as they’d done when Henrietta was an embryo in her mother’s womb.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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