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  • n. A person who captivates, or holds one captive.


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  • Aerospace is a motivator and captivator in schools, not for all kids, but it is the "spark" that will send many kids off into STEM Careers.

    Wayne Hale: NASA Can Provide the Inspiration - NASA Watch

  • "Mischief-maker, heart captivator, and worth her weight in gold," finished the familiar voice which Peace could not quite place in her memory.

    At the Little Brown House

  • His errand was to produce a deadly quarrel between the captive soul and the wicked one, its captivator.

    The Parables of Our Lord

  • Then Bernard, thinking he might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb, became all the more engrossed with his captivator, and it was in at one of strong discontent that he exclaimed, as they were returning, -- "Why, there's Alec and Janet Cameron coming down to the house!"

    Bluebell A Novel

  • The purpose of the poem seems to be to magnify the prowess of this once famous king as a captivator of the hearts and loving attentions of the fair sex.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii The Sacred Songs of the Hula

  • It was necessary to link you to us and we employed our foremost captivator, the dandy of two countries, the international Lothario, the Viscount-baron Gratian von

    The Son of Clemenceau

  • 'Nickleby,' said Mr Mantalini in tears, 'you have been made a witness to this demnition cruelty, on the part of the demdest enslaver and captivator that never was, oh dem!

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • It's not that we need another reminder of the demoralizing economy, but director Silvio Soldini's modest new captivator -- about a middle-aged Genoa couple whose relationship begins to buckle under the weight of financial duress -- exposes the tenuous politics of potentially every marriage with perceptive nuances, not the archetypal plate-throwing hysteria or maudlin austerity of countless European art-house dramas.

    GreenCine Daily

  • Or to restate: the novel as the great documenter and supporter of bourgeois life, as the polyphonic captivator of discourse in text and the great indoctrinator in to the norms of the emergence of the modern, democratic state is dead.

    A Motley Vision

  • There’s no doubt that he is obviously an extremely talented mob captivator, a charismatic demagogue, as Thomas Sowell describes him.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...


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