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mesmerize
used in A Man Named Dave

3 uses
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Definition
to completely hold someone's entire attention

or more rarely:  to hypnotize
  • My foster parents sat in front of me totally mesmerized.
    p. 41.6
  • After I hung up the phone, I stood mesmerized.
    p. 52.5
  • During more serene times, I'd stand outside mesmerized by the streaks of powder blue and bright orange skies before the sun set beyond the brown-speckled dunes.
    p. 120.7

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