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captivate
used in Pride and Prejudice

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Definition
to attract and hold the interest (of someone)
  • —her understanding excellent, her mind improved, and her manners captivating.
    Chapter 33 (89% in)
  • "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.
    Chapter 8 (91% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 32 (77% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 42 (2% in)
  • And we all know that Wickham has every charm of person and address that can captivate a woman.
    Chapter 47 (18% in)

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