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  • We were all enthralled.†   (source)
  • They follow each motion, enthralled.†   (source)
  • The interpreter explained each verse to the audience, some of whom now stood enthralled.†   (source)
  • Kit chose the stories she herself enjoyed most, and her reading had a zest and liveliness that enthralled the children.†   (source)
  • But increasingly I felt like maybe she had become too enthralled with the pleasure of leaving to construct a proper bread crumb trail.†   (source)
  • The Catholic Church, through its Inquisition, is famous for cultivating Lucifer as the arch-fiend, but the Church's enemies relied no less upon the Old Boy to keep the human mind enthralled.†   (source)
  • Juliet was still enthralled by the mesmer.†   (source)
  • Kate asked, enthralled.†   (source)
  • He was struck, however, by how enthralled Myrta seemed to be whenever Holmes was around and by how even Myrta's mother—Belknap's niece by marriage—appeared to glow in Holmes's presence.†   (source)
  • The saturation was not complete—there were still hundreds of more sensitive spaces without access, and the cameras were prohibited from bathrooms and other private rooms, but otherwise the campus, to the eyes of a billion-odd Circle users, was suddenly clear and open, and the Circle devotees, who already felt loyal to the company and enthralled by its mystique, now felt closer, felt part of an open and welcoming world.†   (source)
  • He could still remember his father's voice in the cellar that day, and the Ping-Pong ball like a small planet suspended in space, his father's voice holding him captive, enthralled—and yet a small part of him was isolated and alone, a part that was not Adam Farmer any longer but Paul Delmonte.†   (source)
  • As their silvery missiles leapt from the concrete pad and soared away into the sky, my mouth dropped open, so enthralled was I at the glorious sight of their rockets scrambling toward space.†   (source)
  • And though his face does not enthrall Pari as Julien's had, it is a far kinder face and, as Pari will learn before long, an external ambassador for the attentiveness, the quiet forbearance, and the enduring decency that resides within Eric.†   (source)
  • Still, it baffles me that these self-righteous, self-enthralled waddlers get such special treatment.†   (source)
  • We are not enthralled.†   (source)
  • Even when she arched back, even with his vision blurred, the shape of her, the tones of her enthralled him.†   (source)
  • Drawing him out, Ophelia felt both enthralled and disturbed.†   (source)
  • Pastor Falk was saying that this person was enthralled by esoteric sources, specifically the Apocrypha.†   (source)
  • The gem enthralled him as nothing else.†   (source)
  • Far from it; his own face enthralled him.†   (source)
  • Jake was enthralled by the whole idea of my temporary incarceration, and the reasons behind it.†   (source)
  • He holds my gaze as if he can smell my fear, a cobra enthralling its prey.†   (source)
  • From the time he was three or four, Joni Scherzer had been enthralled with soccer.†   (source)
  • Phoebe, putting a 45 on the little record player Caroline had bought her, enthralled by the music, dancing across the smooth oak floors.†   (source)
  • They had all been enthralled by the folk dancers from Madrid at the; Dominican World's Fair last year.†   (source)
  • "Half mortal, half immortal," Aro announced to him and the rest of the guard without turning his enthralled gaze from Renesmee.†   (source)
  • People accustomed to reading comparatively dry rehashes of events were now enthralled by vivid scenes rolling across the new Movietone newsreels.†   (source)
  • Cunyuan was utterly enthralled.†   (source)
  • He caught intermittent glimpses of the Pacific and was enthralled.†   (source)
  • So full and enthralled with a life that tried so hard to knock her down.†   (source)
  • I was so enthralled with the buttons on Lestat's black coat that I looked at nothing else for a long time.†   (source)
  • By this we know Thou, O grave, canst not enthrall us.†   (source)
  • She was tiring of his diamonds and slickness, but she was enthralled by his research.†   (source)
  • And I would be lying if I did not admit to a certain amount of enthrallment, dare I say attraction, to whatever occupied my new friend for those brief few seconds.†   (source)
  • The opera was more enthralling still, the dancing such as she had never imagined, "the highest degree of perfection."†   (source)
  • I was enthralled with my job, and for the first time I had someone who wanted to be with me, someone who cared about me.†   (source)
  • But it never strayed, held there by a line of fear so enthralling that, in his other eye, the world was but a circling blur of nothingness.†   (source)
  • As silken as the sea breeze, as buttery as sunlight, the lithe young women in the thong bikinis pretended to be enthralled by the monosyllabic repartee of two steroid-thickened suitors, the latest in a string of beach-boy Casanovas to take their shot.†   (source)
  • Tully had a craggy face, deeply lined and windburnt beneath a shock of stiff grey hair, but Jaime could still see the great knight who had once enthralled a squire with tales of the Ninepenny Kings.†   (source)
  • But the president takes a larger view, realizing that America is enthralled by such a young First Family and clamors for every morsel of news about their daily life.†   (source)
  • For many the sound of the voice alone was enough to hold them enthralled; but for those whom it conquered the spell endured when they were far away. and ever they heard that soft voice whispering and urging them.†   (source)
  • The perils were more enthralling than any action flick he'd ever seen.†   (source)
  • We sit and listen and are enthralled anew, for good stories, it seems, never lose their magic.†   (source)
  • I had left before being subject to the sight of her being fully embraced, enjoyed by the kneeling man, and vet it was that moment's picture of her pleasure and enthrallment that lingered with me, the expression she bore for the man who knelt there, the careless, open mouth, the hips turned out, the cord of her neck like an exposed wire.†   (source)
  • And Lou had been privy to the results of such observations, as she had been enthralled by the read-ings and musings of some of the most skillful writers of the day, many in the privacy of the Cardinals' modest two-bedroom walkup in Brooklyn.†   (source)
  • Death will find me long before I tire of contemplating an evening spent in his company during which he enthralled a mixed audience consisting of a fur trader, a Cree Indian matron, and an Anglican missionary, with an hour-long monologue on sexual aberrations in female pygmy shrews.†   (source)
  • The world watched, outraged and inspired by the events at Selma, enthralled by the Washington March.†   (source)
  • Halting, truncated, the talk bewildered me and at the same time held me enthralled; in addition, the sexual frankness was so utterly novel that I experienced a phenomenon that I hadn't felt since I was about eight years old: my ears were burning.†   (source)
  • But the black boy was obviously enthralled; he signalled to them to be quiet, and so they knelt close up to the wattle-bushes: motionless: expectant.†   (source)
  • A couple of the kids watched movies as if they were partaking of a sacrament, completely enthralled and religiously attentive.†   (source)
  • The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.   (source)
  • Love hath chas'd sleep from my enthralled eyes   (source)
  • to be partners in the wonderful conspiracy, was to her so enthralling that she was always forgetting discretion   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • Jane Austen's books enthrall me.
  • By midnight the whole world will be enthralled.†   (source)
  • As a boy, Abdulrahman was enthralled, proud beyond measure.†   (source)
  • When Alberto got to Berkeley, Hilde was at least as enthralled as Sophie had been.†   (source)
  • Even as a child, Jane was enthralled by her parents' romance.†   (source)
  • I sit across the table from him, my feet dangling, staring at him, enthralled.†   (source)
  • Kate had been enthralled by him, riveted, mesmerized during the first few rehearsals.†   (source)
  • My momma often would holler for me to come inside, but I was enthralled.†   (source)
  • Eragon was surprised to see her so enthralled.†   (source)
  • I enthralled my people, held them in a trance.†   (source)
  • The guests are enthralled with Father's story, and Father is delighted to have an audience.†   (source)
  • As a fourteen-year-old schoolboy in ew Jersey, he had chanced upon a television program Basking Ridge, about mountaineering and was enthralled.†   (source)
  • With the expression of a boy enthralled by a street magician, he shyly stepped from the crowd and held out his chopper—that blade which had not been touched by another human hand in almost fifteen years.†   (source)
  • There was something enthralling about the sight of smoke rising from the barn, black into black, erasing such a broad swath of stars.†   (source)
  • I stood enthralled, letting my mind wander happily down the starry trail until my attention was drawn to the fence where I was surprised to see someone standing there looking my way.†   (source)
  • Four months ago, Madeleine randomly asked to be Andie's friend, and Andie, like a hapless puppy, accepted, so I know the little girl fairly well, along with all her minutiae-enthralled friends, who take many naps and love Greek yogurt and pinot grigio and enjoy sharing that with one another.†   (source)
  • Each hour spent like that poisoned her, she'd thought, yet the sensation was irresistible, enthralling, equal parts dread and desire.†   (source)
  • Then, almost wistfully, he noted that even as he was seeing the intractability of social conventions and the human tendency to take itself too seriously, Nina was becoming enthralled by the Assembly's energy and its sense of purpose.†   (source)
  • It wasn't only the heady flush of emotions when they'd made love that had enthralled her; more than that, it was the lazy mornings they'd spent reading the newspaper in bed while drinking coffee, or the cold December mornings they'd planted bulbs in the garden, or the hours they'd spent traipsing through various stores, picking out bedroom furniture, debating the merits of cherry or maple.†   (source)
  • Just moments earlier he had been so enthralled with the happy crowd in front of Ford's that he had impulsively grabbed a pad and begun drawing—"women with wide skirts and wearing large poke bonnets were as numerous as the men….†   (source)
  • It wasn't simply the heady flush of emotions he'd felt when they first made love that had enthralled him—rather, it was the simple things that convinced him that she was the one.†   (source)
  • The motion of the candle flame caught his eye, and he stared at it for a minute, enthralled by the contortions of the fire.†   (source)
  • It's been absolutely enthralling!†   (source)
  • The success of the game depended on Lindsey having not talked about Colin and Hassan, but Colin figured it was a safe bet, as she seemed pretty enthralled with the boy.†   (source)
  • Pointing at the dead soldier, he said, "What ifhe had been one of your own race who had been enthralled by the Shade, Durza?†   (source)
  • The more Marsha and I discussed every page, every paragraph, analyzing every word of the book, the more I found myself becoming enthralled by her.†   (source)
  • I was watching the scene through the open door, enthralled with the colors of the counterpane and the positive riot of color in the old man's face.†   (source)
  • To the contrary, I found myself excited, enthralled even, at the prospect of seeing the Great Lady again.†   (source)
  • But here a dozen listeners sat enthralled as a stocky man with a mane of white hair and a reverberant voice spun a ghost story.†   (source)
  • But I am too numb, too enthralled.†   (source)
  • And still another fire, around which sat a dozen enthralled listeners as a stocky man with a broad charismatic face and a mane of white hair narrated a ghost story in a reverberant voice.†   (source)
  • I did not need the luxury anymore than I had needed it before, but I found myself enthralled with the new flood of art and craft and design, could stare at the intricate pattern of the carpets for hours, or watch the gleam of the lamplight change the somber colors of a Dutch painting.†   (source)
  • We had just gotten a telephone of our own, and we should have been enthralled by it, should have run to answer it.†   (source)
  • She enthralled the kinfolks with tales of the city, of flight, of the ceremony in the library rotunda that looked like a castle.†   (source)
  • They were all about her now, as she was passed from one to another and to another, before the enthralled crowd, her head thrown forward over the shoulder of a vampire man, the nape of her neck as enticing as the small buttocks or the flawless skin of her long thighs, the tender creases behind her limply bent knees.†   (source)
  • Clutching the brown paper bag, the warning like a litany in her mind—"Remember what Dr. Bergstrom said, don't gorge yourself"—she would make her methodical way into one of the farthest recesses of the park, or near a backwater of the huge lake, and there—munching with great restraint, taste buds enthralled in rediscovery—would turn to page 350 of Studs Lonigan.†   (source)
  • What story shall we tell to enthrall you, my fair damsels?†   (source)
  • Even now, having been tortured and imprisoned by Voldemort, the idea of the Dark Wizard in possession of this wand seemed to enthrall him as much as it repulsed him.†   (source)
  • Satisfied, apparently, with what he had learned during his two months of solitary life in the wild, McCandless decided to return to civilization: It was time to bring his "final and greatest adventure" to a close and get himself back to the world of men and women, where he could chug a beer, talk philosophy, enthrall strangers with tales of what he'd done.†   (source)
  • My father took me down into the engine room and the throbbing machines enthralled me for hours.†   (source)
  • Enchanted and enthralled, I stopped her constantly to ask for details.†   (source)
  • In my foggy, tipsy state the reaction of the men and women to my mysterious words enthralled me.†   (source)
  • Jack Harding, a friend of Bigger Thomas, under persistent questioning, admitted that Bigger Thomas was enthralled by the idea of driving such a girl around the city.†   (source)
  • I had been so enthralled by reading the serial stories in the magazine supplement that I had not read a single issue of the newspaper.†   (source)
  • Of all the developments in the Soviet Union, the method by which scores of backward peoples had been led to unity on a national scale was what had enthralled me.†   (source)
  • The one group I met during those exploring days whose lives enthralled me was the Garveyites, an organization of black men and women who were forlornly seeking to return to Africa.†   (source)
  • It directed my loyalties to the side of men in rebellion; it made me love talk that sought answers to questions that could help nobody, that could only keep alive in me that enthralling sense of wonder and awe in the face of the drama of human feeling which is hidden by the external drama of life.†   (source)
  • An exquisitely beautiful scene surprised and enthralled her gaze.†   (source)
  • And he gave up to the enthralling moment.†   (source)
  • There was something terribly enthralling in the exercise of influence.†   (source)
  • Oh, but I assure you, I was quite enthralled.†   (source)
  • This taste enthralled him for years, and, indeed, may be said never to have left him.†   (source)
  • I sat in the dingy box absolutely enthralled.†   (source)
  • We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder of the spectacle enthralls us.†   (source)
  • Moreover, other ideas, much more enthralling, occupied his mind.†   (source)
  • He opened his eyes to new bright green of cedar, to sky of a richer blue, to a desert, strange, beckoning, enthralling as life itself.†   (source)
  • If it worked, neither he nor Professor Godbole would be the least advantaged, but the attempt enthralled him and was akin to abstract thought.†   (source)
  • Not a very enthralling book; but at the first glance you could see there a singleness of intention, an honest concern for the right way of going to work, which made these humble pages, thought out so many years ago, luminous with another than a professional light.†   (source)
  • Girls like Lucy were charming to look at, but Mr. Beebe was, from rather profound reasons, somewhat chilly in his attitude towards the other sex, and preferred to be interested rather than enthralled.†   (source)
  • Glittering castles in Spain were shaping themselves out of the mists and rainbows of her lively fancy; adventures wonderful and enthralling were happening to her in cloudland—adventures that always turned out triumphantly and never involved her in scrapes like those of actual life.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Here was the simplicity, the sweetness of a girl contending with new and strange and enthralling emotions here the living truth of innocence; here the blind terror of a woman confronted with the thought of death to her savior and protector.†   (source)
  • FROM Friday morning until the following Tuesday noon, moving amid such scenes as previously had so exhilarated and enthralled him, Clyde was now compelled to suffer the most frightful fears and dreads.†   (source)
  • He had lived a narrow, insulated life with his mind on spiritual things; his family and his congregation and his friends—except that one new friend whose story had enthralled him—were people of quiet religious habit; the man deep down in him had never had a chance.†   (source)
  • Chauvelin watched her intently all through the commencement of the third act, as she sat enthralled with the music, her exquisite little hand toying with a small jewelled fan, her regal head, her throat, arms and neck covered with magnificent diamonds and rare gems, the gift of the adoring husband who sprawled leisurely by her side.†   (source)
  • In the business of supper the talisman was partly forgotten, and afterward the three sat listening in an enthralled fashion to a second instalment of the soldier's adventures in India.†   (source)
  • He was an atrocious liar, but this fact would not have been evident to his enthralled listeners if his cowboy comrades, in base jealousy, had not betrayed him.†   (source)
  • The great stars, blinking white and cold over the dark crags, looked down upon her, and, as always, after she had watched them for a while they enthralled her.†   (source)
  • He had been always enthralled by the methods of natural science, but the ordinary subject-matter of that science had seemed to him trivial and of no import.†   (source)
  • Even David was not reluctant to lend his ears to the tones of voices so sweet; and long ere the chant was ended, his gaze announced that his soul was enthralled.†   (source)
  • Micawber being now on the eve of casting off the pecuniary shackles that have so long enthralled him,' said Mrs. Micawber, 'and of commencing a new career in a country where there is sufficient range for his abilities, — which, in my opinion, is exceedingly important; Mr. Micawber's abilities peculiarly requiring space, — it seems to me that my family should signalize the occasion by coming forward.†   (source)
  • After tea we had quite a little concert, in which Richard—who was enthralled by Ada's singing and told me that she seemed to know all the songs that ever were written—and Mr. Jarndyce, and I were the audience.†   (source)
  • After an interval of suspense on my part that was quite enthralling and almost painful, I saw his hand appear on the other side of Miss Skiffins.†   (source)
  • "One would think the man was craz'd, with his enthralling looks and pieball'd colours!" interrupted the discontented trapper, who began to grow a little uneasy that his party was all this time neglecting to seek the protection of some cover.†   (source)
  • Or, perhaps, I cannot now bring these points to mind, because, in truth, the character of my beloved, her rare learning, her singular yet placid cast of beauty, and the thrilling and enthralling eloquence of her low musical language, made their way into my heart by paces so steadily and stealthily progressive that they have been unnoticed and unknown.†   (source)
  • It is disconsolate enough, this riding, to the stranger, who, with well-filled pocket and well-appointed horse, threads the lonely way on some errand of business; but wilder, drearier, to the man enthralled, whom every weary step bears further from all that man loves and prays for.†   (source)
  • What these happy persons took for reality was but a dream; but it was a dream so soft, so voluptuous, so enthralling, that they sold themselves body and soul to him who gave it to them, and obedient to his orders as to those of a deity, struck down the designated victim, died in torture without a murmur, believing that the death they underwent was but a quick transition to that life of delights of which the holy herb, now before you, had given them a slight foretaste.†   (source)
  • Let me record its appearance," fumbling for his tablets with hands that trembled too much to perform their office, "while time and opportunity are allowed—eyes, enthralling; colour, various, complex, and profound—"†   (source)
  • Enthralled, watching the battle, he sat on woody Samos' highest ridge off Thrace, whence Ida could be seen entire and Priam's town and the Akhaian ships.†   (source)
  • I am afraid I may frighten the company, frighten or enthrall them.†   (source)
  • I dared not pause to look on her as I had on her sister, lest once more I should begin to be enthrall.†   (source)
  • No one shall enthrall me.†   (source)
  • HAPPY [enthralled]:   (source)
  • Just as I stood there gazing, rapt, for hours ….
    no shaft like that had ever risen up from the earth—
    so now I marvel at you, my lady: rapt, enthralled,
    too struck with awe to grasp you by the knees
    though pain has ground me down.
    Only yesterday,
    the twentieth day, did I escape the wine-dark sea.
    Till then the waves and the rushing gales had swept me on
    from the island of Ogygia.†   (source)
  • I could listen to Gwyllyn the Welsh bard for hours, enthralled in spite of my total ignorance of what he was saying, most times.†   (source)
  • Frank and I had spent one evening in the village pub, enthralled by a conversation between two old codgers, in which the responsibility for the recent destruction of an ancient barn was traced back through the intricacies of a local feud dating, so far as I could tell, from about 1790.†   (source)
  • …her great immortal loom, her enchanting web
    a shimmering glory only goddesses can weave.
    Polites, captain of armies, took command,
    the closest, most devoted man I had: 'Friends,
    there's someone inside, plying a great loom,
    and how she sings—enthralling!
    The whole house is echoing to her song.
    Goddess or woman—let's call out to her now!'
    So he urged and the men called out and hailed her.
    She opened her gleaming doors at once and stepped forth,
    inviting them all in, and in they…†   (source)
  • There's nothing better
    than when deep joy holds sway throughout the realm
    and banqueters up and down the palace sit in ranks,
    enthralled to hear the bard, and before them all, the tables
    heaped with bread and meats, and drawing wine from a mixing-bowl
    the steward makes his rounds and keeps the winecups flowing.
    This, to my mind, is the best that life can offer.
    But now
    you're set on probing the bitter pains I've borne,
    so I'm to weep and grieve, it seems, still more.
    Well…†   (source)
  • BLOOM: (Enthralled, bleats) I promise never to disobey.†   (source)
  • I only tell you that I shall preserve for ever inscribed on my memory the service you have rendered me in order to tender you my gratitude while life shall last me; and would to Heaven love held me not so enthralled and subject to its laws and to the eyes of that fair ingrate whom I name between my teeth, but that those of this lovely damsel might be the masters of my liberty.†   (source)
  • If I were not in love with Mopsa, thou shouldst take no money of me; but being enthralled as I am, it will also be the bondage of certain ribbons and gloves.†   (source)
  • Ay, Proteus, but that life is alter'd now; I have done penance for contemning Love; Whose high imperious thoughts have punish'd me With bitter fasts, with penitential groans, With nightly tears, and daily heart-sore sighs; For, in revenge of my contempt of love, Love hath chas'd sleep from my enthralled eyes And made them watchers of mine own heart's sorrow.†   (source)
  • So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape; And thy fair virtue's force perforce doth move me, On the first view, to say, to swear, I love thee.†   (source)
  • …sword, thanks to Gines de Pasamonte who carried away mine"—(this he said between his teeth, and then continued), "and when it has been cut off and you have been put in peaceful possession of your realm it shall be left to your own decision to dispose of your person as may be most pleasing to you; for so long as my memory is occupied, my will enslaved, and my understanding enthralled by her-I say no more—it is impossible for me for a moment to contemplate marriage, even with a Phoenix."†   (source)
  • This is servitude, To serve the unwise, or him who hath rebelled Against his worthier, as thine now serve thee, Thyself not free, but to thyself enthralled; Yet lewdly darest our ministring upbraid.†   (source)
  • Too high to be enthrall'd to low!†   (source)
  • Others, more mild, Retreated in a silent valley, sing With notes angelical to many a harp Their own heroic deeds, and hapless fall By doom of battle, and complain that Fate Free Virtue should enthrall to Force or Chance.†   (source)
  • Therefore, since he permits Within himself unworthy powers to reign Over free reason, God, in judgement just, Subjects him from without to violent lords; Who oft as undeservedly enthrall His outward freedom: Tyranny must be; Though to the tyrant thereby no excuse.†   (source)
  • So without least impulse or shadow of fate, Or aught by me immutably foreseen, They trespass, authors to themselves in all Both what they judge, and what they choose; for so I form'd them free: and free they must remain, Till they enthrall themselves; I else must change Their nature, and revoke the high decree Unchangeable, eternal, which ordain'd Their freedom: they themselves ordain'd their fall.†   (source)
  • …thou spoken as my thoughts are, all As my eternal purpose hath decreed; Man shall not quite be lost, but sav'd who will; Yet not of will in him, but grace in me Freely vouchsaf'd; once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit; and enthrall'd By sin to foul exorbitant desires; Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand On even ground against his mortal foe; By me upheld, that he may know how frail His fallen condition is, and to me owe All his deliverance, and to none but me.†   (source)
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