Definitions

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  • adverb In a way or to an extent that is arresting

Etymologies

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arresting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The details of how he came to settle in Washington are as arrestingly imprecise as the matter of his age.

    Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj: Potentate of the D.C. plate

  • "She" is the ancient city of Palmyra—one of the most arrestingly beautiful archaeological sites in the Middle East.

    Temple of the 'Bride of the Desert'

  • Rickman's internal monologue is arrestingly rich – a waiter "slices into the infant conversation like a sweetly slung axe" – while also revealing him as a sad, stuffy, self-absorbed, lecherous old man, lost in a haze of bitter nostalgia and verbosity.

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  • The details of how he came to settle in Washington are as arrestingly imprecise as the matter of his age.

    Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj: Potentate of the D.C. plate

  • But Christopher Payne's new photography book, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, is an arrestingly beautiful look at facilities where generations of patients once lived, worked, and died.

    Where Patients Once Sought Asylum - Culture - The Atlantic

  • RT @bnreviewer: @MaudNewton unearths an arrestingly nasty swipe from Ambrose Bierce.

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  • “Although not overly handsome in a classical sense,” we read, “the forty-year-old Langdon had what his female colleagues referred to as an ‘erudite’ appeal — wisp of gray in his thick brown hair, probing blue eyes, an arrestingly deep voice, and the strong, carefree smile of a collegiate athlete.”

    Film

  • “Although not overly handsome in a classical sense,” we read, “the forty-year-old Langdon had what his female colleagues referred to as an ‘erudite’ appeal — wisp of gray in his thick brown hair, probing blue eyes, an arrestingly deep voice, and the strong, carefree smile of a collegiate athlete.”

    Science

  • RT @bnreviewer: @MaudNewton unearths an arrestingly nasty swipe from Ambrose Bierce.

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  • Released last year, "For All We Know," by singer Jose James and Belgian pianist Jef Neve, caught everyone by surprise: an arrestingly sharp album by a remarkable singer that few in the American jazz community had heard of.

    Showing Love With a Heart-Shaped Box of Jazz

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