Definitions

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  • n. hypnotism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of mesmerizing; the state of being mesmerized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of mesmerizing, or the state of being mesmerized. Also spelled mesmerisation.

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Examples

  • Familiarity with his country—or any other country—would be helpful at this point, if only to counterweight his mesmerization with the arc of his personal story.

    If Only Obama Had Been This Guy

  • With that win comes a change in narrative from Obama and all the power that the presidency brings and a real shift/jolt from this mesmerization we've been under (some of that's normal for having lived under the same president for almost 8 years).

    McCain Camp: We Have Over $94 Million On Hand, With RNC Help

  • But authors admit flaw: all 396 were college students -- congenitally loquacious, no jobs, no commutes, no need for aphonic mesmerization by Monday Night Football.

    Andrea Learned: Mars and Venus Explode: Men Use As Many Words As Women Do

  • I did not bring my computer, because I feared the usual mesmerization.

    Easter on State Street.

  • In my mesmerization with Chef Simons, I had completely forgotten about him.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • In able hands, ultra-musical mesmerization will follow.

    every good boy does fine

  • I rode the train from Sofia to Karlovo and watched in a joyous mesmerization the autumn colors in the Balkan mountains and wondered about the two years ahead of me.

    sworn-in as a PCV + first weekend living in Karlovo

  • [Page 77] between the translators as to whether this was done with the intention of deceiving the evil spirits into attacking the wrong person (by introducing into her neighbourhood other women surrounded with screens and attendants) or by transmitting the supposed evil spirits out of the Queen into her ladies by a sort of mesmerization.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • A mesmerization lasting nearly three-quarters of an hour, without lingering at any intermediate stage, brings the old man back to babyhood.

    Four-Dimensional Vistas

  • Yet beyond those familiar distinctions, there is an unfamiliar and remarkable charisma born of race, circumstance, youth and personality that has become the stuff of mass mesmerization.

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