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Synonyms for mesmerized

having your attention fixated as though by a spell

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New Delhi, February 24 (ANI): Now US President, Barack Obama is mesmerized by Slumdog Millionaire.
Painted in fast, loose strokes, such scenes take sharp turns into the absurd: a boy mesmerized by the miracle of his own canoe-size sneakers, the appearance of sheep and a ghost against looming backdrops of public housing, not to mention the bizarre clash of nineteenth-century lace-up boots, bowler hats, and petticoats with contemporary do-rags and NBA gear.
While relaxing on the deck of the cruiser with the breeze from the water tapping your skin, you will be mesmerized by the rolling hills of green foliage, the layers and layers of golden pagodas (Buddhist temples), and the, riverbank locals conducting their daily routines, such as washing clothes, keeping an eye on playing children, and waving from the riverbank as the cruiser passes by.
For example, a picture of a contemporary operating theater, or the carefully annotated political cartoons showing Victoria and Peel as successful mesmerists (thus demonstrating the power of the mesmerizer and the inferiority of the mesmerized subject), are exciting testimonies to her argument; whereas portraits of Dionysius Lar dner or Thomas Wakley, or even the playbill showing Charles Dickens as an actor in a private performance of Inchbald's Animal Magnetism, are of marginal interest.
Chilling in the same way as Truman Capote's In Cold Blood mesmerized readers, IceCycles, analyzes how abuse and illness of a child can lead to the death of another.
During her performance Tuesday at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (she also performed Wednesday at Staples Center) the 25-year-old mesmerized and moved the audience with a set list split about evenly between songs in English and Spanish.
Inside the hotel lobby, you will be mesmerized by the 25-foot ficus trees reaching for the ceiling of a soaring glass atrium.
About 650 fans crowded into the club and stood mesmerized and worshipful as a retrospective of Madonna videos played on a movie-theater-size screen.
Our goal with the Ford film is to immerse and captivate the viewers, allowing them to momentarily step out of the hectic reality of the convention and feel mesmerized by the powerful story of this cultural icon.
Once my 3 1/2-year-old became mesmerized by the enormous spinning lollipop in Birthday Party Land, school was out.
The public was mesmerized as the choreography moved into its final passage, with all twelve dancers reunited in movement.
The precept of inferiority legitimized slavery and justified segregation, he contends, and to this day, he writes, "the premise of black inferiority and white superiority remains an essential element of the 'American identity,' mesmerized as we still are by race and color.
The hand-crafted illusions and ephemera that have mesmerized the world for generations have been a source of great pride for the Blackstone family.
Even with tipping his hand early on - the story is told in flashbacks to a magistrate, played by French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Leaud, investigating a crime Nicolas has obviously committed at film's start - Rapp proves deft enough at exploring the greatest of all mysteries, people's personalities, to keep us squirming and mesmerized from start to finish.
Mesmerized by their seemingly boneless arms, I recall that the Balinese word for dancing is ngigel, which also means "to bend.