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mesmerize
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
to completely hold someone's entire attention

or more rarely:  to hypnotize
  • It was the effect, unquestionably, of the mystic gesticulations by which he had sought to bring bodily before Phoebe's perception the figure of the mesmerizing carpenter.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (3% in)

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