from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled the audience.
- transitive v. To enslave.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hold spellbound; to bewitch, charm or captivate.
- v. To make subservient; to enslave or subjugate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hold in thrall; to enslave. See inthrall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reduce to the condition of or hold as a thrall or captive; enslave or hold in bondage or subjection; subjugate.
- Hence To reduce to or hold in mental subjection of any kind; subjugate, captivate, or charm: as, to enthrall the judgment or the senses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hold spellbound
And the interesting thing about the book, apart from its ability to enthrall, is that it hasn't really dated, or has dated only in inconsequential or charming ways.
I call that mind free which through confidence in God and in the power of virtue has cast off all fear but that of wrong-doing, which no menace or peril can enthrall, which is calm in the midst of tumults, and possesses itself though all else be lost.
Or rather, he says that love is the opposite of orthodox tyranny, but the poem forces him to experience love as simply another and more complex kind of orthodox tyranny: the tyranny of that very tradition which he claims cannot "enthrall" the heart but which in killing Leila has melancholically bound him more firmly to it than it ever could have were she alive.
In the 16th century, the first known figurative use of "enthrall" appeared in the following advice, translated from a Latin text by Thomas Newton: "A man should not ... enthrall his credit and honour to Harlots."
Asked about the show's master plan — lest it get bogged down in the number of Lost-style mysteries that enthrall and enrage fans — executive producer Eric Charmelo said he's got stories for "nine seasons — and then the triplet shows up."
The world-building is excellent - enough details to enthrall without slowing the pace.
Dessert Eagle, ready to enthrall us all with your daring tales of military adventures in some branch of the service?
In the world of literature, Hispanic authors including Isabel Allende, Gabriel Marquez, and Jorge Luis Borges enthrall their readers with fascinating stories.
Animated movies just don't enthrall me the way they used to, at least not as often.
Four volumes of some truly gruesome tales that will enthrall me to no end, I'm sure.