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- v. Archaic form of enthrall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reduce to bondage or servitude; to make a thrall, slave, vassal, or captive of; to enslave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See enthrall.
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Jack as always you completely inthrall me with your rapier wit and colossal humor!
A pair of melancholy eyes haunt, inthrall her inmost soul.
'T is now the Thracian Chloe whose accomplishments inthrall me, --
It might have been called the "Total Abstinence" Hotel, from the lack of anything to intoxicate or inthrall the senses.
Much more is this the case in the feebleness of imitation; all color is bad which is less than beautiful; all is gross and intrusive which is not attractive; it repels where it cannot inthrall, and destroys what it cannot assist.
Suffice it to say, the living book of travels was inexhaustible; his observation and memory were really marvelous, and his enthusiasm, coupled with his accuracy of detail, had still the power to inthrall his hearers.
Thou hast confronted the first foe that menaces him whom the senses yet grasp and inthrall.
Who oft as undefervedly inthrall His outward freedom: tyranny muft be.
All that I recalled of the effects which, in the former time, Margrave's strange chants had produced on the ear that they ravished and the thoughts they confused, was but as the wild bird's imitative carol, compared to the depth and the art and the soul of the singer, whose voice seemed endowed with a charm to inthrall all the tribes of creation, though the language it used for that charm might to them, as to me, be unknown.
I can conceive that, in the lapse of ages, men shall be so redeemed from the gross conceptions that now inthrall them concerning both God and his worship, and so nourished up to a divine strength by the power of truth, they shall be in no danger from such sources; but shall reap all the pleasure and advantage which can be derived from beautiful forms of art and the representation of great and excellent characters, without ever dreaming that any other than the infinite and invisible Spirit of the universe is to be worshipped, or held divine.
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