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intrigue
as in:  she was intrigued


She was intrigued by his surprising comment.
  cause to be interested, curious, or fascinated
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  • She was intrigued by his surprising comment.
  • It was the first time she met him and she was intrigued by his easy confidence.
  • He is intrigued by us and the relationship we have.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • ...mystic and marvelous surprises that will entrance, delight, intrigue, astonish, and perplex you beyond measure.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  • And maybe they find him intriguing.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Her eyes held secrets, and there was little that intrigued him more.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • I was really intrigued by Mr. Tiny and his Little People.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • (intrigued) Really? I don’t remember.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • She doesn’t seem to notice, which, of course, makes her all the more intriguing.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • From what I’ve seen of Eddie so far, she’s intriguing enough that I can’t help but hope we become closer.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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  • Thomas was intrigued, surprised he’d never before dug into what that had been like.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Never before has he been so intrigued by the lines across his palms.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • "I’m intrigued."
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I was beyond intrigued.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I could tell that Ruth was intrigued by the idea.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It was an intriguing thought for a moment, but I don’t want to start over.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • It’s simply intriguing to me the dynamic you must have.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • But Colin finds everything intriguing.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • I told Brooke I thought you were intriguing, so she took matters into her own hands.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • What if Park realized that all the things he thought were so mysterious and intriguing about her were actually just . bleak?
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • "I met someone intriguing," Mae said.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • My father looked intrigued.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • She peeked over the top of the paper, slightly intrigued.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Some girls enjoyed silent flirtation with the truckers, who looked nervous but intrigued.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The judge’s dramatic warnings now made Mr. McMillian’s emotional claim of innocence too intriguing to put off any longer.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Later on, both these theories were discarded in favor of a vastly more intriguing one.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I don’t inform Liv that it was in fact I who asked that someone to call—that someone being Nurse Dolly, who is one of those people who can seem insulted by any query whatsoever, and is thus naturally excellent at keeping secrets—not because I’m bashful for having requested her help, but because Liv herself looks deliciously intrigued by the idea that Renny Banerjee might be coming around again, perhaps finally regretting his decision to change every last one of his door locks.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It’d probably turn out to be toxic, but every time he inhaled, he sensed something unnamable but intriguing, like a mysterious girl who wouldn’t meet your eyes but passed closely enough for you to catch a whiff of her perfume.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I’m intrigued that she felt the need to make that clear to me.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Natalie let go of Miri’s hand and sat up, intrigued by this information.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It was all very mysterious, and not the least intriguing was Rhonda’s behavior when she was dismissed along with the others: "Well, best of luck, kid," she’d chirped, playfully mussing his hair and scudding from the room in her cloud-dress, apparently not the slightest bit confused or disappointed that she hadn’t passed.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Even the king himself might be intrigued by this sort of power.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Mary Lou thought the messages (this one and the other one) were intriguing.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Only Little Man, just beginning his school career, found the prospects of both intriguing.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • I couldn’t help but be intrigued by them and by the well-polished rifles they carried.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • All that greenery had intrigued her.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Intriguing?
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Mr. Frost sounded more intrigued by the news than Scarlett could have expected.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I was intrigued by the idea of secret signs, but I was scared too.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The text message was brief but intriguing: ARMY NAVY CLUB DOWNTOWN TONIGHT 1900 I’LL FIND YOU.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • De Tray was intrigued by this mature-sounding kid from the desert.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The women in the queue are muttering, intrigued or scandalized or both.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It’s intriguing, because you can’t do this with real life.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • That handful of seconds I spend crossing the courtyard becomes the most intriguing part of my day.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The relationship between Brown and Bennington intrigued me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He was intrigued by my African background, and after a little talk about Africa he said, ’And what can this great organization do for you?’
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Men who have been many months at sea will take their pleasure with one another; and when I was in the Marine Corps (a branch, of course, of the Navy) I was intrigued to learn the ancient origin of "pogey bait," the slang name for candy: it obviously sprang from the inducement held out by older sailors for the favors of fair-cheeked, smooth-bottomed young cabin boys.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I don’t know what this is, but it sounds intriguing, so I say yes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Time alone with Patch would be intriguing, and dangerous.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I reached for a pair of my own, intrigued.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
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