Definitions

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  • adj. engrossing, fascinating, gaining rapt attention.

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  • adj. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell

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Examples

  • Gruber continued to raise money for Israel and became known as a spellbinding speaker, especially on the subject of the Haven experience.

    Magnificent Voyage

  • Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son.

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  • He's author of "James Dean, Mutant King," which one critic referred to as a spellbinding portrait of James Dean, had a lot of sources and new facts.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2004

  • With the book, now available in paperback, hailed as "spellbinding" by the New York Times, and two others in the same series, _Ragtime in Simla _and _The Damascene Blade_, out in hardcover, Ms. Cleverly has turned to short stories -- this one featuring architect-sleuth Ellie Hardwick.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Telford says it has sold about 1,000 copies, partly on the strength of comments such as "spellbinding" from former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and "sensational saga" from Keith Johnson, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and a former colleague of Telford on the faculty at Finney High School.

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  • Britain's Got Talent: 14-year-old Olivia leaves judges speechless with 'spellbinding' performance

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  • Opera Theater is hoping that Pittsburghers will join them in this "spellbinding" musical Valentine.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The book club at the Royal Household enjoyed a 'spellbinding' talk by Christopher Andrew

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The same man who literally couldn't find anything wrong with Barack Obama's speech in Denver last week - calling it "spellbinding," "fully realized" and "tough" - found that the best he could say of Palin's speech was, "People who like this sort of thing will find this … the sort of thing they like."

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  • - 'spellbinding' and oh man did i start jumping up and down in my living room because that was a pretty neat thing to say.

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