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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n enthrallment a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enthrallment The act of enthralling, or state of being enthralled. See Inthrallment.
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  • Donald Sinden
    Donald Sinden
    “An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.”
  • John Donne
    “Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.”


In literature:

Mel raised her head and gazed up at him, wide-eyed, open-mouthed, as if both appalled and enthralled.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
And now she was gone, in some strange, enthralling way, she held him still.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Wonota was not alone in gazing, enthralled, at the landscape which was here revealed.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
There was only a big golden Present, subduing, enthralling, limitless!
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
Here was a field large enough for those future battles between good and evil which enthralled the Puritan imagination.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Naturally, the results enthralled the boy, and he told Mr. Cary about his discoveries.
"A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After" by Edward Bok
The secret power that somewhere lay enthralled you.
"The Young Priest's Keepsake" by Michael Phelan
Wiser him I deem Who 'scapes his foe, than whom his foe enthralls.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Whence had come this strange power that enthralled him?
"The Deserter" by Charles King
By way of illustration I will give some account of my first experiments in this enthralling pastime.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 4th, 1920" by Various
Men returned from war enthralled in chains worse than African slavery, for rum slavery means ruin to body and soul.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
Enthralled and inspired each by the other, the two artists talked and dreamed.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
Michael turned to look out of the window, finding the details of the view enthralling.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
Enthralled in this that had dominated his senses, for the moment, he had unconsciously ascended the skeleton iron stairs.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
But when he heard her enthralling people in the huts with it, he was not afraid.
"The Black Opal" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
Pursuing our course through Melville Bay, I felt the fatal magic of it enthralling my very soul.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
They were not so assured now that release would come to the enthralled on the fourth day, at the latest.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
The rumour ran from capital to capital that Liszt was enthralled by the Andalusian.
"Lola Montez" by Edmund B. d'Auvergne
Mariposilla, as usual, had stood unconsciously enthralled by Mrs. Sanderson's wonderful personality.
"Mariposilla" by Mary Stewart Daggett
The fellow Shacklock, the dark-faced man whom I could at once denounce to the police as a rogue and a thief, held her enthralled!
"The Mysterious Mr. Miller" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

He saw the fairest of the fair,
But smiled alike on all;
No band his roving foot might snare,
No ring his hand enthrall.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
No, he has lived so long enthralled
Alone in dungeon gloom
That he has lost regret and hope,
Has ceased to mourn his doom.
"A Prisoner in a Dungeon Deep" by Anne Bronte
"Oh, nature, noblest when alone,
Albeit I love your outward part;
The nature that enthrals my heart
Must be more like my own.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
With soothing words enthralled souls
She chains in servile bands;
Her eye in silence hath a speech
Which eye best understands.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
These patient walls
Seem half to know what suffering befalls
The steadfast soul whom destiny appalls
And circumstance enthralls.
"The Last Room" by Bliss William Carman
Beauty of vision, voice, and mind,
Enthrall him so, that unto him
All Creeds seem true, if he but find
Siren, or saint, or seraphim.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

A visit to California's Wine Country is enthralling any time of year.
YouTube audiences enthralled to see the newborn appear to instantly recognize its mama -- and refuse to let her out of its sight.
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus enthralls 86-year-old 'kid.
He's in his first year as the head baseball coach at FAMU and he's enthralled about all the talent on his roster.
Witness this kitty in the shower, who seems to be enthralled with the streams of water coming out of it and not to mind getting soaked.
Green Day may be out of commission at the moment while singer Billie Joe Armstrong continues his substance abuse rehab, but you would never know it from how prominently they've kept fans enthralled with new music.
Buckley's `Invisible' is enthralling drama .
Family bonds unravel and a horrible secret tears sisters apart in Carla Buckley's enthralling new drama, "Invisible.".
Family dynamics make Carla Buckley's 'Invisible' an enthralling drama .
Buckley's 'Invisible' is enthralling drama .
WASHINGTON, Sept 7, 2012 (AFP) – First lady Michelle Obama was enthralling, former president Bill Clinton inspiring and Vice President Joe Biden endearing — but President Barack Obama's speech brought observers down with a bump.
Family dynamics make Carla Buckley's 'Invisible' an enthralling drama.
One of the most enthralling seasons of racing in recent memory finished with one of the most exciting races ever.
I'm still too enthralled with the immediate unfiltered reader-writer experience that blogging alone allows.
But if this is supposed to be Mr Gandhi 's moment, it is unclear that he wants to seize it or what he will do with it — or if a chaotically changing, fitfully modernizing India is still enthralled with the Gandhi mystique.

In science:

Light trapping and manipulation is an enthralling and fundamental research, which can enable novel photonic applications like light-time delays and optical memories; while providing an exciting framework to mimic celestial mechanics of interest to fundamental physics.
On a pragmatic approach optical analogues of gravitational attractors
He became so enthralled by the idea of such complexity on one scale emerging from simplicity on another that he didn’t even pay any attention to an attractive young grasshopperess making her wanton way just below him.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems