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captivate
used in The Brothers Karamazov

9 uses
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Definition
to attract and hold the interest (of someone)
  • What gave the marriage piquancy was that it was preceded by an elopement, and this greatly captivated Adelaida Ivanovna's fancy.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (5% in)
  • 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.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (33% in)
  • 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.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (51% in)
  • 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.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (65% in)
  • Now you reproach me for having a weakness for that lady when you yourself incited her to captivate me!
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (67% in)
  • He was conquered and captivated immediately.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (79% in)
  • A captivating little foot.
    Book 11 — Ivan (14% in)
  • A captivating little foot, Though swollen and red and tender!
    Book 11 — Ivan (30% in)
  • 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.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (47% in)

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