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used in Middlemarch

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to attract and hold the interest (of someone)
  • Dorothea was altogether captivated by the wide embrace of this conception.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (15% in)
  • 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.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (43% in)

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