Definitions

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  • adv. In a captivating manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a bewitching manner

Etymologies

captivating +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Peter Bradshaw gave five stars to the film Mysteries of Lisbon, a four-and-a-half-hour "dream-epic feature" that is "intensely and captivatingly strange".

    Readers' reviews

  • She is captivatingly articulate about what she describes as "environmental window shopping".

    Meet the best new artists in Britain

  • It's one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience—it's something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up, network President John Landgraf said Monday in announcing the renewal.

    FX Renews American Horror Story for Season 2

  • Albert's story is complemented by the omniscient "we" of the title, the Greek chorus of Marstal's citizenry, who captivatingly narrate much of the book.

    Going to Sea Once More

  • Snow skillfully and captivatingly describes the har-um-scarum heroic efforts to keep this lifeline going, from the now-forgotten Naval Armed Guard Service to the hasty training of sailors and merchant seamen to the amateurish efforts of private yachts in Florida ferreting out German U-boats.

    Fact And Comment

  • It is therefore a good thing that one of the Sebag-Montefiore family progeny (Moses and his wife Judith were, tragically, childless) has gone back to this important subject and provided us with a captivatingly brilliant portrayal of this great man's stunning life.

    David Shasha: Moses Montefiore: The Most Important Jew of the 19th Century

  • He spoke captivatingly about the degree to which our senses are only the beginning of interpreting the reality we see; when someone receives a retinal transplant, they first see nothing, then white and only gradually, when the brain begins to interpret the signals, do they see shapes, colors - the world.

    Rabbi David Wolpe: Does The Universe Have A Purpose?

  • He spoke captivatingly about the degree to which our senses are only the beginning of interpreting the reality we see; when someone receives a retinal transplant, they first see nothing, then white and only gradually, when the brain begins to interpret the signals, do they see shapes, colors, the world.

    Rabbi David Wolpe: The Purpose of the Universe

  • This captivatingly beautiful weirdfest is a strange existential dissection of reality in the form, kinda, of a zombie movie.

    Cemetery Man « Skid Roche

  • And then a woman, lying beyond him on her side, so un-wooden: so captivatingly, hauntingly captured as they spend their time there by the river bank, so that they appear live at this very instant, even in repose?

    Nigel Hamilton: Post-Impressions

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