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Synonyms for entrancement

a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment


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In De Quincey's case, ambivalence yields a multivalent construct of oriental otherness, one that comprehends both "desire and derision" (Bhabha 67), entrancement and repudiation.
Couples, too, tend to be jointly entranced and to reveal this entrancement at various points in therapy.
Van Niekerk adds that such a position is also understandable given events during the Second World War, the fascist rhetorical and musical incitation and the entrancement and training' of whole populations' during this period.
But one race's power of entrancement has survived all changes with potency intact.
If this fascination, this entrancement with life isn't evoked," Berry says, "then our children won't have the energies needed to sustain the sorrows inherent in our condition.
I saw it in her eyes, the delight, the monkey look of wonder and appeal, the old primitive entrancement, Eve catching a glimpse of her looks in the stream, some lost humanoid way back in Africa gazing at the reflection that would haunt all the rest of us for time to come.
So if the recovery of the ordinary within catastrophe, as advanced by Das and Kleinman, cannot be ascertained directly, then does the entrancement of peripheral vision (looking askance) allow viewers to see the ghosts in the walls of ruinous catastrophe?
Rushdie came up with The Elsinore Vacillation (Hamlet), The Dunsinane Deforestation (Macbeth), The Kerchief Implication (Othello), The Rialto Forfeit (The Merchant of Venice) The Capulet Infatuation (Romeo and Juliet), and The Solstice Entrancement (Midsummer Night's Dream).
To add to the entrancement the reader gets a glimpse of Heaven.
Penetrating to the smallest details of hearing, whether as a listening practice or methodology of sound-making, may seem to be an entrancement with silence, peace, meditation, Zen and all that stuff; but really, it's an engagement with the noise that exists at all levels of the dynamic spectrum.
Hypnotism is a distancing device bound to make audiences address anew the roles they unthinkingly inhabit on a daily basis; and yet the element of entrancement also renders problematic any suggestion that art is, in fact, providing real illumination of those roles.
They may also be the only animals to use what I call entrancement as a hunting method.
Goodman presents a fascinating story about life in 19th-century New York, the savagely competitive newspaper business, and public entrancement with new sciences.