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Synonyms for captivating

capturing interest as if by a spell

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I am, indeed, very much inclined to believe that Marnoo, with his handsome person and captivating manners, was a sad deceiver among the simple maidens of the island.
Will they not be sophisms captivating to the ear, having nothing in them genuine, or worthy of or akin to true wisdom?
I had long since learnt to understand, composedly and as a matter of course, that my situation in life was considered a guarantee against any of my female pupils feeling more than the most ordinary interest in me, and that I was admitted among beautiful and captivating women much as a harmless domestic animal is admitted among them.
Still, in every page of this enlightened writer, I find some captivating hypocrisy which has never occurred to me before, or some superlative piece of selfishness to which I was utterly a stranger.
You are very ready,' pouted Flora, coming to a sudden stop in a captivating bashfulness, 'that I must admit, Papa said you had spoken of her in an earnest way and I said what I have told you and that's all.
My dear,' said Mrs Lammle, always laughing in her most captivating way, 'the poor young fellow only says that he is stricken all of a heap.
I'll owe you five, Joe,' said Arabella, 'for old acquaintance sake, you know;' and another most captivating smile was bestowed upon the corpulent intruder.
With these words, the fat boy led the way downstairs; his pretty companion captivating all the waiters and angering all the chambermaids as she followed him to the eating-room.
As consumers continue to migrate towards larger screen smartphones such as the new iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy, or "phablets," delivering a captivating mobile experience will only grow in importance for marketers," said Captivate CPO Stephanie Dressel.
Extensively illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs, Balinese Dance, Drama and Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali takes the reader on a captivating tour of the history, style, and function of Balinese gamelan music, dance, drama, and puppetry.
From shopkeepers so captivated by Marguerite they encourate her to touch and experience everything, to the comfortable indolence of a cat who sees every place as home, to the quiet vibrancy of medieval-style villages and much more, A Year Of Sundays is an extraordinary and captivating journey following adventures both without and within.
As these three desperately needy youths make their cathartic journey into larceny, they are buoyed by Bunin's captivating dialogue and the impressively intuitive staging of Paul Nicolai Stein.
Discreet's plasma software and Anark Studio together will give artists, designers and developers the powerful 3D tools they need to create visually captivating real-time, interactive, 3D experiences--including corporate multimedia communications projects, interactive learning projects, as well as eye-catching entertainment presentations across a variety of mediums--such as DVD, CD-ROM, kiosks, the Web and beyond.
Yet for those who've followed his 30-year career, Chong is an original theater director, choreographer, video artist, and, with his acclaimed last project, Kwaidan, a captivating puppeteer.
Based upon a contemporary premise (three girls trying to survive Athens, Georgia's Nova High in 2002) and sprinkled with fantasy (time travel from Ancient Greece to the present), this captivating series stars Era, Polly and Thalia.