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Definition hold spellbound (capture full attention)

Much more rarely, in the past enthrall could reference enslavement.
  • I am enthralled by her expressive voice.
enthralled = held spellbound (with full attention captured)
  • Jane Austen's books enthrall me.
  • Her seductive voice, together with his great love for her, had enthralled his senses, had deprived him of every impulse but the longing to hold her and keep her.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • to be partners in the wonderful conspiracy, was to her so enthralling that she was always forgetting discretion
    Virginia Woolf  --  Night and Day
  • Love hath chas'd sleep from my enthralled eyes
    Shakespeare  --  Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
    Psalm 45:11 (NIV)
  • She is enthralled by the romance.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • enthralled = held spellbound (with full attention captured)
  • I am not above attempting to enthrall an intern with tales of high excitement.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • enthrall = held spellbound (with full attention captured)
  • HAPPY [enthralled]:
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • enthralled = held spellbound (with full attention captured)
  • Still, the thought enthralled him.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The perils were more enthralling than any action flick he'd ever seen.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • I dared not pause to look on her as I had on her sister, lest once more I should begin to be enthrall.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And he gave up to the enthralling moment.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • No one shall enthrall me.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • "Half mortal, half immortal," Aro announced to him and the rest of the guard without turning his enthralled gaze from Renesmee.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The world watched, outraged and inspired by the events at Selma, enthralled by the Washington March.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Jake was enthralled by the whole idea of my temporary incarceration, and the reasons behind it.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • It's been absolutely enthralling!
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • So full and enthralled with a life that tried so hard to knock her down.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • From the time he was three or four, Joni Scherzer had been enthralled with soccer.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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