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  • She was captivatingly beautiful that evening, as she always was; the young man at the end of the table did little more than smoke cigarettes and watch her.†   (source)
  • She strung humorous stories along the road like a bright wash and tried to captivate us.†   (source)
  • He had the same ability Erik did to captivate a room using only his voice.†   (source)
  • And now, behind this figure, whose very gestures seemed to have a captivating power like the rhythm of the music to which it moved, came other figures from the wings.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, he had all the captivating ways of a frolicsome kitten.†   (source)
  • Some of her cousins are quite captivating.†   (source)
  • She stared at the eyes that had seemed to so captivate her mother.†   (source)
  • She remains infuriated with my acceptance of the seance and Madame Stravinski's "performance" as she refers to that captivating evening.†   (source)
  • Rumors make for captivating speculation but questionablehistory, sir.†   (source)
  • What are you reading that is so captivating you feel it necessary to ignore me?†   (source)
  • The urgency of the clouds hurrying down from the north was captivating even to those who did not know why.†   (source)
  • Standing five foot six, with a buxom figure and a pretty smile that captivates some of the journalists in attendance, Mary has initially engendered some sympathy, and many Americans wonder if her life should be spared.†   (source)
  • I employed all my knowledge about—of all things—peanuts to try to captivate Sophie that evening in Washington, as we ambled past the floodlight-drenched White House and then made our roundabout way toward Herzog's restaurant and "the best crab cakes in town."†   (source)
  • As she turned on the wagon seat it became a song, joyful and sassy, the most captivating music she had ever heard in her whole life.†   (source)
  • It was not the mad logic of the Trinity that captivated him.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.   (source)
  • captivated by her smile
  • Vittoria's innate intellect and curiosity made her a captivating student.†   (source)
  • Ean was certainly captivating, but his charisma was almost too overwhelming.†   (source)
  • I was, of course, staying close to the happy couple, which was both captivating and draining.†   (source)
  • And so on the ride ,to the great salt mine of Wieliczka south of the city, the three of them sitting abreast in the rear seat of the hotel limousine, an ancient but pampered Daimler smelling of wood polish, his well-practiced disquisition on the Polish salt industry and its millennial history is captivating, bright, anything but tedious.†   (source)
  • Vetra is a woman of tremendous personal strength," Kohler said, seeming to sense Langdon's captivation.†   (source)
  • But mind this, I don't do it because I find you exactly captivating.†   (source)
  • The whole situation, no doubt, was appalling, but he had no power at the moment to resent anything that proceeded so purposefully and with such captivating interest.†   (source)
  • You will tell me that I am adorable; everything that is captivating.†   (source)
  • "Everybody will think that I am setting myself to captivate Mr. Boldwood, I suppose," she murmured.†   (source)
  • Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still.†   (source)
  • He is a man of attainments and of captivating manners.†   (source)
  • A captivating little foot, Though swollen and red and tender!†   (source)
  • Rawdon saw there was a manifest intention on Mrs. Bute's part to captivate him with Rebecca.†   (source)
  • —her understanding excellent, her mind improved, and her manners captivating.†   (source)
  • And it makes you more captivating than ever.†   (source)
  • 'I don't expect you,' said Mrs Merdle, reposing easily among her cushions, 'to captivate people.†   (source)
  • Pansy might captivate any one—any one at least but Lord Warburton.†   (source)
  • "Villefort," she exclaimed in her softest and most captivating manner.†   (source)
  • "A trifle, perhaps, she's such a captivating little woman I can't help being proud of her.†   (source)
  • And we all know that Wickham has every charm of person and address that can captivate a woman.†   (source)
  • Their lodgings were in a cottage a little further along the lane, but they came and assisted Tess in her departure, and argued that she should dress up in her very prettiest guise to captivate the hearts of her parents-in-law; though she, knowing of the austere and Calvinistic tenets of old Mr Clare, was indifferent, and even doubtful.†   (source)
  • I did not exactly flirt with you; but that inborn craving which undermines some women's morals almost more than unbridled passion—the craving to attract and captivate, regardless of the injury it may do the man—was in me; and when I found I had caught you, I was frightened.†   (source)
  • And their efforts to captivate him were now so obvious that Mrs. Beck taunted them, and Edith smiled knowingly, and Bobby and Boyd made playful remarks.†   (source)
  • He appeared to have the same independence of thought, the same bohemianism, but he had an infinitely more vivacious temperament; his mind was coarser, and he had not that interest in the abstract which made Cronshaw's conversation so captivating.†   (source)
  • The song became plainer …. the words were now distinguishable …. he heard a voice, a very beautiful, very soft, very captivating voice …. but, for all its softness, it remained a male voice ….†   (source)
  • Babbitt was too languid this evening to pursue his duty of being a captivating (though strictly moral) male.†   (source)
  • All sorts of objects that had fallen out of use, which made them all the more captivating, were kept inside: a pair of sinuous silver candlesticks; a broken barometer, its wooden case carved with figures; an album of daguerreotypes; a cedar chest for liqueurs; a little Turk in a bright silk costume, whose body was rigid to the touch but contained a mechanism that, though it had long since fallen into disrepair, had once enabled him to run across the table; a model of an old-fashioned…†   (source)
  • And yet the knowledge that, within this new and strange chrysalis, it was still Odette that lurked, still the same volatile temperament, artful and evasive, was enough to keep Swann seeking, with as much passion as ever, to captivate her.†   (source)
  • Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.†   (source)
  • To discreet orchestral accompaniment, a veritable international chorus of celebrated singers, male and female, put their highly trained, God-given talents to good use in arias, duets, ensemble scenes from all the many epochs and genres of musical theater: the Mediterranean bel canto, captivating in both its lighthearted and noble forms; a German world of folklore, rogues, and demons; French opera, grand and comic.†   (source)
  • "I can well believe you don't find them amusing, those parties; indeed, it's very good of you to go to them!" said Mme. Verdurin, who regarded the President of the Republic only as a 'bore' to be especially dreaded, since he had at his disposal means of seduction, and even of compulsion, which, if employed to captivate her 'faithful,' might easily make them 'fail.'†   (source)
  • Madame coquetted with him in the most captivating and naive manner, with eyes, gestures, and a profusion of compliments, till the Colonel's old head felt thirty years younger on his padded shoulders.†   (source)
  • Rosamond, for her part, had never enjoyed the days so much in her life before: she was sure of being admired by some one worth captivating, and she did not distinguish flirtation from love, either in herself or in another.†   (source)
  • I could not unlove him, because I felt sure he would soon marry this very lady — because I read daily in her a proud security in his intentions respecting her — because I witnessed hourly in him a style of courtship which, if careless and choosing rather to be sought than to seek, was yet, in its very carelessness, captivating, and in its very pride, irresistible.†   (source)
  • In the Southern States the more immediate wants of life are always supplied; the inhabitants of those parts are not busied in the material cares of life, which are always provided for by others; and their imagination is diverted to more captivating and less definite objects.†   (source)
  • "Very true, Sergeant; but is the reputation of a scout exactly the sort of renown to captivate a girl's fancy?"†   (source)
  • And really is there anything in the world more captivating than a beautiful young mother with a healthy baby in her arms?†   (source)
  • Fanny Price was at this time just ten years old, and though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate, there was, at least, nothing to disgust her relations.†   (source)
  • I will shout to the assembled multitude: "Look at this young puppy who is driving off to captivate the Circassian girls after letting me spit in his face!"†   (source)
  • The shake of the Royal hand still lingered in her fingers; and the chit-chat she had overheard, that her husband might possibly receive the honour of knighthood, though idle to a degree, seemed not the wildest vision; stranger things had occurred to men so good and captivating as her Scotchman was.†   (source)
  • …generally in some such terms as these, which were uttered with that sort of meekness that a native of the island of our forefathers is apt to assume when he condescends to praise the customs or character of her truant progeny: "It's mayhap that they knows summat about loading and firing, d'ye see, but as for working ship? why, a corporal's guard of the Boadishey's marines would back and fill on their quarters in such a manner as to surround and captivate them all in half a glass."†   (source)
  • Then, I slew one of the best and boldest of their warriors, they say, and it is too much to expect that they should captivate the man who did this deed, in the very same scouting on which it was performed, and they take no account of the matter.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 'I never in my life,' he thought, 'saw anything so remarkable and so captivating as the lighting of those features!'†   (source)
  • 'Now don't you be offended at what I'm a going to say,' observed Mrs. Mann, with captivating sweetness.†   (source)
  • 'All in its joy at having gained such a lovely creature, such a little Venus, such a demd, enchanting, bewitching, engrossing, captivating little Venus,' said Mantalini.†   (source)
  • I could only sit down before my fire, biting the key of my carpet-bag, and think of the captivating, girlish, bright-eyed lovely Dora.†   (source)
  • MANSFIELD PARK (1814) by Jane Austen CHAPTER I About thirty years ago Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet's lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income.†   (source)
  • As Monte Cristo approached, she leaned upon the elbow of the arm that held the narghile, and extending to him her other hand, said, with a smile of captivating sweetness, in the sonorous language spoken by the women of Athens and Sparta, "Why demand permission ere you enter?†   (source)
  • Now you reproach me for having a weakness for that lady when you yourself incited her to captivate me!†   (source)
  • 'You are very ready,' pouted Flora, coming to a sudden stop in a captivating bashfulness, 'that I must admit, Papa said you had spoken of her in an earnest way and I said what I have told you and that's all.'†   (source)
  • Then, indeed, does she captivate all hearts by her condescension, by her girlish vivacity, and by her skipping about as in the days when the hideous old general with the mouth too full of teeth had not cut one of them at two guineas each.†   (source)
  • Now my soul, my gentle, captivating, bewitching, and most demnebly enslaving chick-a-biddy, be calm,' said Mr Mantalini, humbly.†   (source)
  • It was plain to them all that Colonel Fitzwilliam came because he had pleasure in their society, a persuasion which of course recommended him still more; and Elizabeth was reminded by her own satisfaction in being with him, as well as by his evident admiration of her, of her former favourite George Wickham; and though, in comparing them, she saw there was less captivating softness in Colonel Fitzwilliam's manners, she believed he might have the best informed mind.†   (source)
  • A captivating little foot.†   (source)
  • And she loved me so much, and was so captivating (particularly when she made Jip stand on his hind legs for toast, and when she pretended to hold that nose of his against the hot teapot for punishment because he wouldn't), that I felt like a sort of Monster who had got into a Fairy's bower, when I thought of having frightened her, and made her cry.†   (source)
  • The children went to him like bees to a honeypot, and establishing themselves on each knee, proceeded to captivate him by rifling his pockets, pulling his beard, and investigating his watch, with juvenile audacity.†   (source)
  • All he said was so free from effort and spontaneous and was said with such a captivating gaiety that it was fascinating to hear him talk.†   (source)
  • …newspaper had to announce to the world a matrimonial fracas in the family of Mr. R. of Wimpole Street; the beautiful Mrs. R., whose name had not long been enrolled in the lists of Hymen, and who had promised to become so brilliant a leader in the fashionable world, having quitted her husband's roof in company with the well-known and captivating Mr. C., the intimate friend and associate of Mr. R., and it was not known even to the editor of the newspaper whither they were gone."†   (source)
  • —J.S. is misinformed when he supposes that the highly-gifted and beautiful Miss Snevellicci, nightly captivating all hearts at our pretty and commodious little theatre, is NOT the same lady to whom the young gentleman of immense fortune, residing within a hundred miles of the good city of York, lately made honourable proposals.†   (source)
  • Didn't they steal sips of tea, stuff gingerbread ad libitum, get a hot biscuit apiece, and as a crowning trespass, didn't they each whisk a captivating little tart into their tiny pockets, there to stick and crumble treacherously, teaching them that both human nature and a pastry are frail?†   (source)
  • Our young friends, losing the youthful poetry which was once so captivating in them, begin to think, 'This is a man who wants pounds.'†   (source)
  • I saw her features and her manner slowly change; I saw her look at him with growing admiration; I saw her try, more and more faintly, but always angrily, as if she condemned a weakness in herself, to resist the captivating power that he possessed; and finally, I saw her sharp glance soften, and her smile become quite gentle, and I ceased to be afraid of her as I had really been all day, and we all sat about the fire, talking and laughing together, with as little reserve as if we had…†   (source)
  • In short, she had such a natural, captivating, winning manner that in a few minutes we were sitting in the window-seat, with the light of the fire upon us, talking together as free and happy as could be.†   (source)
  • She asked his opinion on all subjects, she was interested in everything he did, made charming little presents for him, and sent him two letters a week, full of lively gossip, sisterly confidences, and captivating sketches of the lovely scenes about her.†   (source)
  • There was something so captivating in his light way of touching these fantastic strings, and he was such a mirthful child by the side of the graver childhood we had seen, that he made my guardian smile even as he turned towards us from a little private talk with Mrs. Blinder.†   (source)
  • It made me uneasy that at such a time when he most required some right principle and purpose he should have this captivating looseness and putting-off of everything, this airy dispensing with all principle and purpose, at his elbow.†   (source)
  • Just the kind of girl I should suppose likely to captivate poor Edward.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They had begun to fail him before he entered the house, and they were quite overcome by the captivating manners of Mrs. Dashwood.†   (source)
  • He was exactly formed to engage Marianne's heart, for with all this, he joined not only a captivating person, but a natural ardour of mind which was now roused and increased by the example of her own, and which recommended him to her affection beyond every thing else.†   (source)
  • That was the captivation of it to me.†   (source)
  • …near him; who had no kind sisters to present to her; who had no congenial home to make her known in; who was a stranger in the land; who had not a fortune to compensate, in any measure, for these defects; who had nothing in his favour but his honest love and his general wish to do right—suppose such a man were to come to this house, and were to yield to the captivation of this charming girl, and were to persuade himself that he could hope to win her; what a weakness it would be!'†   (source)
  • "Undoubtedly," replied Darcy, to whom this remark was chiefly addressed, "there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation.†   (source)
  • 'Nickleby,' said Mr Mantalini in tears, 'you have been made a witness to this demnition cruelty, on the part of the demdest enslaver and captivator that never was, oh dem!†   (source)
  • Was he an animal if music could captivate him so?   (source)
    captivate = attract and hold the interest
  • She cleansed her cheeks,
    her brow and fine eyes with ambrosia smooth as the oils
    the goddess Love applies, donning her crown of flowers
    whenever she joins the Graces' captivating dances.
    She made her taller, fuller in form to all men's eyes,
    her skin whiter than ivory freshly carved, and now,
    Athena's mission accomplished, off the bright one went
    as bare-armed maids came in from their own quarters,
    chattering all the way, and sleep released the queen.
    She woke, touched her…†   (source)
  • If a young woman once thinks herself handsome, she never doubts the truth of any man that tells her he is in love with her; for if she believes herself charming enough to captivate him, 'tis natural to expect the effects of it.†   (source)
  • The first to captivate and take his fancy were the pots, out of which he would have very gladly helped himself to a moderate pipkinful; then the wine skins secured his affections; and lastly, the produce of the frying-pans, if, indeed, such imposing cauldrons may be called frying-pans; and unable to control himself or bear it any longer, he approached one of the busy cooks and civilly but hungrily begged permission to soak a scrap of bread in one of the pots; to which the cook made…†   (source)
  • "Say then, ye Graces! you that inhabit the heavenly mansions of Seraphina's countenance; for you are truly divine, are always in her presence, and well know all the arts of charming; say, what were the weapons now used to captivate the heart of Mr Jones."†   (source)
  • What It Is To Captivate The Understanding But by the Captivity of our Understanding, is not meant a Submission of the Intellectual faculty, to the Opinion of any other man; but of the Will to Obedience, where obedience is due.†   (source)
  • Therefore, when any thing therein written is too hard for our examination, wee are bidden to captivate our understanding to the Words; and not to labour in sifting out a Philosophicall truth by Logick, of such mysteries as are not comprehensible, nor fall under any rule of naturall science.†   (source)
  • We then Captivate our Understanding and Reason, when we forbear contradiction; when we so speak, as (by lawfull Authority) we are commanded; and when we live accordingly; which in sum, is Trust, and Faith reposed in him that speaketh, though the mind be incapable of any Notion at all from the words spoken.†   (source)
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  • But they were so captivated by the beauty of Swat they instead decided to stay there and forced the other tribes out.†   (source)
  • Mr. Becker was captivated by John Dean's wife, Maureen, who sat behind her husband when he was testifying and wore elegant clothes and pulled her blond hair back in a tight bun.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I didn't quite agree with him, but who was I to burst the bubble of a man whom I had somehow managed to effortlessly impress, a man who was captivated by the mere details of my life?†   (source)
  • I watched, captivated.†   (source)
  • But no single star of the genre captivated Osip more than Humphrey Bogart.†   (source)
  • They share memories and stories of family life, captivated by the differences and similarities between their cultures.†   (source)
  • He was captivated by the dainty young woman who approached.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • But she said nothing about Jim Williams or Danny Hansford or the sensational murder case that had captivated the city for so long.†   (source)
  • Michelangelo he could have helped with, but Raphael's work had never captivated him.†   (source)
  • Each time he was captivated by the absurd, tragic, yet oddly inspiring story of Akaky Akakyevich, the impoverished main character who spends his life meekly copying documents written by others and suffering the ridicule of absolutely everyone.†   (source)
  • Sansa was so captivated that she quite forgot all her courtesies and ignored Septa Mordane, seated to her left.†   (source)
  • Adri flourished her arm at Cinder, her attention once again captivated by Pearl's dress.†   (source)
  • I remember a time when a magnificent blue sky, chirping birds, moonlight and budding blossoms wouldn't have captivated me.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As she hummed contentedly, he gazed at the elf's face, captivated.†   (source)
  • His name was Pascal, or something near it, and he captivated us with frantic sign language.†   (source)
  • Jack the Ripper's five-murder spree in 1888 had defied explanation and captivated readers throughout America, who believed such a thing could not happen in their own hometowns.†   (source)
  • Although Laura resists, she does accept the hat and is later captivated by her own "charming" image in the mirror.†   (source)
  • Kathy had no real inkling that they had made a great impression on Yuko, but Yuko was captivated.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I'm totally captivated and intrigued.†   (source)
  • She thought he was captivated, like a child looking at a caged lion — except that Capricorn wasn't in a cage.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But, indifferent to the uproar, she was captivated on the spot by a paper seller who was demonstrating magic inks, red inks with an ambience of blood, inks of sad aspect for messages of condolence, phosphorescent inks for reading in the dark, invisible inks that revealed themselves in the light.†   (source)
  • I listened to the sounds of muffled laughter, wondering if one of the voices was the Chairman's; and when I opened the door and saw him there at the head of the table, and Nobu with his back to me …. well, I was so captivated by the Chairman's smile—though it was really only the residue of laughter from a moment earlier—that I had to keep myself from smiling back at him.†   (source)
  • Understandably the boys of my age and social group were captivated by the yellow- or light-brown-skinned girls, with hairy legs and smooth little lips, and whose hair "hung down like horses' manes."†   (source)
  • I watched her reaction with curiosity, trying to understand what it was that had so captivated her.†   (source)
  • The Islamic music, the rhythmic beat of the women striking their chests, and their dirge like chant captivated the mind against its will.†   (source)
  • Although my father could neither read nor write, he was reputed to be an excellent orator who captivated his audiences by entertaining them as well as teaching them.†   (source)
  • I turn the pages as if I'm captivated, though I've already read each one.†   (source)
  • I was captivated with Baryshnikov.†   (source)
  • Jaime did his best to seem indifferent, but in the end Miguel captivated him.†   (source)
  • But it captivated him.†   (source)
  • Tom sat, captivated by the great emotion of the moment, stunned by the sudden loss of understanding, surprised by the feeling of love and kindness that numbed his chest.†   (source)
  • He loved the sea, said he'd been born so far away from it that it captivated him.†   (source)
  • I was captivated by his constant smile and how every little thing made him laugh.†   (source)
  • She remembered listening wide-eyed to the story as a child, captivated on a simple literal level by the story of little Christian's heroic journey to the Celestial City.†   (source)
  • Smooth road
    Clear day
    But why am I the only one
    Traveling this way
    How strange the road to love
    Can be so easy
    Can there be a detour ahead?
    Moreland Woods was captivated by the beautiful woman at his side.†   (source)
  • Jackie's glamour, sense of style, and beauty have captivated America.†   (source)
  • Whatever else Bryan saw as they crossed the state, it was the endless, rippling gold grass that captivated her, first and last.†   (source)
  • But they brought—often from experience in Yiddish theater and vaudeville—a genius for the cultural common denominator that captivated the American public.†   (source)
  • Not only was the content on these pages fascinating to me, but the idea behind the pages captivated me as well: that all of these writers had dug deeply inside themselves to discern what they truly believed--and then had the courage to share it with the world.†   (source)
  • The girls and boys had been captivated with the idea of catching speckled trout that hovered in the waist-deep pools, and had gone in, in their clothing, at first only up to the knee, but then up to the waist, and eventually, slowly, they were diving under the water in pursuit of the fish, and emerging with their hair matted down and fresh cold water running from it, sparkling in the sun.†   (source)
  • Never had I been so interested and captivated by a woman.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • His dry, simple but persistent language and the quiet intensity of his anger captivated his audience, as he insisted that their newspapers were not giving them the facts and that, despite warnings that he stay away until his role in the filibuster was forgotten, he wanted it to be remembered.†   (source)
  • Powell became a fellow-conspirator and captivated Jordan with a grin.†   (source)
  • "I was of a mind to slip them a note, like a captivated spy girl in the movies: "Help!†   (source)
  • The talib talked of jihad in such glorious terms that my father was captivated.†   (source)
  • Captivated, Eragon asked, "How was this made?"†   (source)
  • The beauty of her eyes still captivated him; the effect she had on him never seemed to lessen.†   (source)
  • He slowed the car, as captivated by the view as he'd once been.†   (source)
  • His men seemed oddly captivated by the sight.†   (source)
  • His words captivated all of the warriors nearby.†   (source)
  • An unlikely fusion of modern particle physics and ancient mysticism, Noetics had absolutely captivated Katherine's imagination.†   (source)
  • Andros read Homer's Odyssey, captivated by the images of powerful bronze men doing battle on these islands.†   (source)
  • Along the way, she would occasionally slow to touch this plant or that flower, all the while humming the haunting tune that Mack had been captivated by the evening before.†   (source)
  • The entire city was captivated by the sensational shooting, and for weeks afterward curious Savannahians drove their cars into Monterey Square and circled around and around.†   (source)
  • In the shadows, Langdon watched with admiration as Peter captivated the young minds with a photographic tour of the Smithsonian Institution's early history.†   (source)
  • During the dress rehearsal, a cluster of curious onlookers peered through the door, captivated by the sight of so many young black girls in flowing white ballgowns.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • At this, he saw the ghost of her old smile, the confident, self-possessed smile that had captivated him at their first meeting.†   (source)
  • Captivated by the sight of Will's sister, she barely registered the fact that the elderly man beside her seemed more interested in scrutinizing her than Megan.†   (source)
  • She was as captivated as Turtle.†   (source)
  • Transito took off her grapes and gauze and was once again the woman I remembered, only more appetizing and less vulnerable, but with the same ambitious look in her eyes that had captivated me when I first met her.†   (source)
  • Trying to recapture the magic that had captivated me so many years ago as a child, we stood holding each other, watching the sun set beneath the redwood trees as the sky turned from blue to orange.†   (source)
  • Even Frank Doley, Jake's worst juror, was leaning forward with an index finger tapping his lips, thoroughly captivated.†   (source)
  • Children were always captivated by him.†   (source)
  • The audience seemed totally captivated.†   (source)
  • Thus Blanca's youth went by and she entered middle age, resigned to the fact that her only moments of pleasure would come when she dressed up in her best clothes, her perfume, and her whorish underwear, which captivated Pedro Tercero and which she hid, red with shame, in the bottom of her wardrobe, imagining the explanations she would have to give if anyone discovered them.†   (source)
  • He captivated Sophie and me with a series of howlingly funny show-biz stories, profoundly Jewish, which he had picked up somewhere.†   (source)
  • Following instructions from Ben Reich, you captivated the man, enravished him, turned him into a derelict from duty, kept him at a piano all day, day after day, and—†   (source)
  • It was quite beyond the bounds of plausibility that that suave and seductive visitor who had so captivated her in Cracow should appear in the flesh only hours after such a dream (duplicating the very face and voice of the dream figure)—when she had not thought of the man or even heard his name spoken in all that time.†   (source)
  • But for the most part I could tell that he was in a straightforward way captivated by my dark Tidewater fable, by the landscape and the weather which I had tried to render with all the passion, precision and affection that it was within my young unfolding talent to command, by the distraught little group of characters taking flesh on the page as I led them on their anxiety-sick, funereal journey across the Virginia lowlands, and, I think, finally and most genuinely by some fresh vision…†   (source)
  • Why he should have captivated Scarlett when his mind was a stranger to hers she did not know.†   (source)
  • It seemed that every move I made captivated her.†   (source)
  • I can see he has completely captivated you, my dear Charles.†   (source)
  • Once again Conway was captivated, and by the same qualities of charm and ingenuity that had made his years in China happier than others.†   (source)
  • The Germans chose to elevate Shakespeare because, at a time when there was no German drama worth speaking about and French classical literature was beginning to seem frigid and artificial, they were captivated by Shakespeare's "clever development of scenes" and also found in him a good expression of their own attitude towards life.†   (source)
  • But it then came out that my aunt had already granted his request, and, indeed, had let herself be altogether captivated and charmed by the strange gentleman.†   (source)
  • On Sundays Brother Mance would go to the nearest country church and give his sales talk, preaching it in the form of a sermon, clapping his hands as he did so, spitting on the floor to mark off his paragraphs, and stomping his feet in the spit to punctuate his sentences, all of which captivated the black sharecroppers.†   (source)
  • The man, who, in his time, had had ample chance to tire of undergraduate fantasy, was plainly captivated.†   (source)
  • He met Miss Annabel Adams, and became more and more captivated by her charms.†   (source)
  • "So the doorkeeper cheated the man," said K. immediately, who had been captivated by the story.†   (source)
  • I speak of him because he had captivated me.†   (source)
  • She had only been captivated by him a little, maybe.†   (source)
  • If Jim took the lead, the other had captivated his leader.†   (source)
  • The very populace were captivated by it, and began to clap their hands, crying,— "Noel!†   (source)
  • From what Squire Jones had telled me, I some expected to be quite captivated by her company.†   (source)
  • She did not speak; he was silent, captivated by her silence, as he would have been by her speech.†   (source)
  • Dorothea was altogether captivated by the wide embrace of this conception.†   (source)
  • He was conquered and captivated immediately.†   (source)
  • So at the end of an evening he sometimes danced with Praskovya Fedorovna, and it was chiefly during these dances that he captivated her.†   (source)
  • Once he hinted something of his relations to Tanis and the Bunch, and she was inflated by the view that a Wicked Woman had captivated her poor George.†   (source)
  • Raising their eyebrows, total strangers sitting nearby eavesdropped on the altercation, captivated by the passion and finesse of the interchange.†   (source)
  • Jim can do that; and when he wants to send any little common ordinary mysterious message to let the world know where he's captivated, he can write it on the bottom of a tin plate with a fork and throw it out of the window.†   (source)
  • "It counts with a foolish old woman whom you have captivated," replied Mademoiselle, with her wriggling laugh.†   (source)
  • Leora was equally captivated by Mrs. Holabird, and they went home from the dinner in new enchantment.†   (source)
  • Philip was captivated.†   (source)
  • Smiling, blushing, limpid eyed, Anne tripped back and gave a quaint, funny little selection that captivated her audience still further.†   (source)
  • And Clyde was captivated by all this.†   (source)
  • He was a splendid fellow in the true popular understanding of the term, and captivated Carrie completely.†   (source)
  • …feeling which had originally prompted him towards that career as a man of fashion in which he had squandered his intellectual gifts upon frivolous amusements, and had made use of his erudition in matters of art only to advise society ladies what pictures to buy and how to decorate their houses; and this vanity it was which made him eager to shine, in the sight of any fair unknown who had captivated him for the moment, with a brilliance which the name of Swann by itself did not emit.†   (source)
  • "I am very glad to meet you," he said to Mrs. Vance when Carrie introduced him, showing much of the old grace which had captivated Carrie.†   (source)
  • Of late Philip had been captivated by an idea that since one had only one life it was important to make a success of it, but he did not count success by the acquiring of money or the achieving of fame; he did not quite know yet what he meant by it, perhaps variety of experience and the making the most of his abilities.†   (source)
  • He looked at her seekingly and questioningly and in spite of herself, Sondra was captivated by this naive confession.†   (source)
  • At one moment he had a keen desire to close his eyes and shut her out—at another to look only at her constantly—so truly was he captivated.†   (source)
  • His tone was so pleading and soothing, infused as it was—but because of his present necessity only with a trace of that old tenderness and seeming helplessness which, at times, had quite captivated Roberta, that even now it served to win her to a bizarre and groundless gratitude.†   (source)
  • So captivated was he by this savor of sensuality and varietism that was about her, the stigmata of desire manifest in her gestures, moods, voice, the way she dressed, that he could not think of relinquishing her.†   (source)
  • —Was it a new circumstance for a man of first-rate abilities to be captivated by very inferior powers?†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • And here she was now, in her elderly days, with the Coriolanian style of nose and the dense black eyebrows which had captivated Sparsit, making Mr. Bounderby's tea as he took his breakfast.†   (source)
  • The engaging frankness with which he made this declaration really had a disinterested appearance and captivated my guardian, if not, for the moment, Ada too.†   (source)
  • Her senses had been captivated by his personal advantages, and her moral communications with him had never been sufficiently intimate to counteract an effect that must have been otherwise lessened, even with one whose mind was as obtuse as her own.†   (source)
  • And poor Lady Jane was aware that Rebecca had captivated her husband, although she and Mrs. Rawdon my-deared and my-loved each other every day they met.†   (source)
  • But she was so affectionate and sweet-natured, and had such a pleasant manner of being both sly and shy at once, that she captivated me more than ever.†   (source)
  • Could there have been anything like her present disjointed volubility in the fascinations that had captivated him?†   (source)
  • What gave the marriage piquancy was that it was preceded by an elopement, and this greatly captivated Adelaida Ivanovna's fancy.†   (source)
  • It does not entertain any dread of distinguished talents, but it is rarely captivated by them; and it awards its approbation very sparingly to such as have risen without the popular support.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The ease with which I could move increased my confidence, and the many strange sights captivated my imagination.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Her father, captivated by youth and beauty, and that appearance of good humour which youth and beauty generally give, had married a woman whose weak understanding and illiberal mind had very early in their marriage put an end to all real affection for her.†   (source)
  • Never had the sky been more studded with stars and more charming, the trees more trembling, the odor of the grass more penetrating; never had the birds fallen asleep among the leaves with a sweeter noise; never had all the harmonies of universal serenity responded more thoroughly to the inward music of love; never had Marius been more captivated, more happy, more ecstatic.†   (source)
  • Catherine Petrovna did actually play valses and the ecossaise, and dancing began in which Nicholas still further captivated the provincial society by his agility.†   (source)
  • , that Edmund had been immensely captivated by Miss Dorrit, and she had openly said that Mr Dorrit had much to answer for in bringing so charming a girl abroad to turn the heads of his countrymen.†   (source)
  • No one will say it is unmanly to be captivated by a woman, or, being captivated, to marry her; and the admiration, the delight, the passion, the wonder, the unbounded confidence, and frantic adoration with which, by degrees, this big warrior got to regard the little Rebecca, were feelings which the ladies at least will pronounce were not altogether discreditable to him.†   (source)
  • He even escorted the Bride up-stairs into Mr Merdle's presence; but this must be considered as an act of homage to the sex (of which he was an admirer, being notoriously captivated by the charms of a certain Duchess), and not as a committal of himself with the family.†   (source)
  • …Amelia came down with her kind smiling looks (Rebecca must introduce her to her friend, Miss Crawley was longing to see her, and was too ill to leave her carriage)—when, I say, Amelia came down, the Park Lane shoulder-knot aristocracy wondered more and more that such a thing could come out of Bloomsbury; and Miss Crawley was fairly captivated by the sweet blushing face of the young lady who came forward so timidly and so gracefully to pay her respects to the protector of her friend.†   (source)
  • Ivan used to declare afterwards that this was all due to the "ardor for good works" of Yefim Petrovitch, who was captivated by the idea that the boy's genius should be trained by a teacher of genius.†   (source)
  • And it was not that he seemed to have forgotten or intentionally forgiven the affront, but simply that he did not regard it as an affront, and this completely conquered and captivated the boys.†   (source)
  • Would you believe it, holy Father, he has captivated the heart of the most honorable of young ladies of good family and fortune, daughter of a gallant colonel, formerly his superior officer, who had received many honors and had the Anna Order on his breast.†   (source)
  • At the same time the prisoner's father was captivated by the same young person—a strange and fatal coincidence, for they both lost their hearts to her simultaneously, though both had known her before.†   (source)
  • But I can't imagine what it is that this damsel saw in your worship that could have conquered and captivated her so.†   (source)
  • By my sweet soul, I mean setting thee at liberty, enfreedoming thy person: thou wert immured, restrained, captivated, bound.†   (source)
  • But they look upon those delights which men by a foolish, though common, mistake call pleasure, as if they could change as easily the nature of things as the use of words, as things that greatly obstruct their real happiness, instead of advancing it, because they so entirely possess the minds of those that are once captivated by them with a false notion of pleasure that there is no room left for pleasures of a truer or purer kind.†   (source)
  • Nay, I must confess, that even I myself, who am not remarkably liable to be captivated with show, have yielded not a little to the impressions of much preceding state.†   (source)
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