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to act upon with or as if with magic

to compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

to make subservient or subordinate

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O Son, in whom my Soul hath chief delight, Son of my bosom, Son who art alone My word, my wisdom, and effectual might, All hast thou spok'n as my thoughts are, all As my Eternal purpose hath decreed: Man shall not quite be lost, but sav'd who will, Yet not of will in him, but grace in me Freely voutsaft; once more I will renew His lapsed powers, though forfeit and enthrall'd By sin to foul exorbitant desires; Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand On even ground against his mortal foe, By me upheld, that he may know how frail His fall'n condition is, and to me ow All his deliv'rance, and to none but me.
Never yet was I so passionately enamoured of you as at this moment--not even when I first carried you off from Lacedaemon and sailed away with you--not even when I had converse with you upon the couch of love in the island of Cranae was I so enthralled by desire of you as now." On this he led her towards the bed, and his wife went with him.
Beebe was, from rather profound reasons, somewhat chilly in his attitude towards the other sex, and preferred to be interested rather than enthralled.
The magnificence of her tropic beauties enthralled me.
Raul Viela is known for having magic fingers that draw music from his guitar to enthrall the audience on special tunes.
Terence will head the 34-member Terence Lewis Dance Company, which is set to enthrall the audience with a dazzling 60-minute display of Bollywood, contemporary and aerial dance styles.
Vetrugno's embroideries enthrall with the primary attraction of the manual process within a contemporary artistic language and reconnect to the grand tradition of tapestry, which in the palaces of old acted as a backdrop for paintings, combining with stucco work to help make an all-encompassing artwork of the space itself.
Miracle on 34th Street, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story, and Splendor in the grass will enthrall audiences as long as celluloid or video copies of these films exist.
On the other hand, Ronsard also appears to acknowledge the emotive power of portraits, their ability to enthrall, that cannot be equaled in poetry.
That David Lynch, director of Blue Velvet, could enthrall us with an unflinchingly naturalistic and sweetly underpaced parable about a man on a journey may be a miracle.
Original released in 1996 on VHS, this new DVD will entertain and enthrall a whole new generation of children.
The authors know how to write respectfully, but still zestfully, about events that will enthrall YAs and still make old-timers shake their heads.
Summary: New Delhi [India] Sep 20 (ANI): After garnering immense appreciation for his Mahesh Bhatt directorial 'Sadak', Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is back to enthrall the audience with the remake of the romantic-drama titled 'Sadak 2'.
It is pure action with enough science and social commentary to enthrall any reader.
Belgian dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company, Rosas, who arrive in Tel Aviv in January, sent shock waves through the contemporary European dance scene with De Keersmaeker's first work, Rosas Danst Rosas (1985); since then, they have continued to enthrall audiences.