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captivate
used in The Poisonwood Bible

3 uses
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Definition
to attract and hold the interest (of someone)
  • His name was Pascal, or something near it, and he captivated us with frantic sign language.
    Book 2 — Revelation (26% in)
  • They reminded me of the groups of black men called gandy dancers in the Old South, who would come along the railroad track chanting, nodding, stepping forward and back in unison, banging out a rhythm with their steel rods, captivating children and moving on before you realized they had also, incidentally, repaired the track.
    Book 2 — Revelation (7% in)
  • "I was of a mind to slip them a note, like a captivated spy girl in the movies: "Help!
    Book 3 — Judges (52% in)

There are no more uses of "captivate" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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