Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of enthrallment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of enthralling, or the state of being enthralled.
  • n. Anything that enthralls or subjugates.

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Examples

  • But Jeffery Kissoon admirably brings out Antony's echoes of lost grandeur even if, in the present, he exists in a state of sexual enthralment and is sustained by constant recourse to a hip flask.

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  • Mrs. Berlinton answered, that, after her marriage, she remained three months in Wales with her aunt, where Bellamy was travelling to view the country, and where, almost immediately after that unhappy enthralment, she first knew him, and first learnt the soothing charms of friendship; but from that period they had met no more, though they had constantly corresponded.

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  • Some people even take their enthralment with the northern part of the Korean peninsula to a whole new level and refer to themselves as 'Pyongyangologists'.

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  • "Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthralment to those in power:" Leo Tolstoy

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  • It was not in my nature to derive consolation from such scenes; from theatres, whose buffoon laughter and discordant mirth awakened distempered sympathy, or where fictitious tears and wailings mocked the heart-felt grief within; from festival or crowded meeting, where hilarity sprung from the worst feelings of our nature, or such enthralment of the better ones, as impressed it with garish and false varnish; from assemblies of mourners in the guise of revellers.

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  • In the midst of this enthralment of public opinion, which evoked so much of the mysterious, the document was the principal object of conversation.

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  • She felt she was still held fast in the grip of physical enthralment. too bemused by what had happened, by the intensity of her physical desire for him.

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  • The outbursts of laughter, the delighted nods, the expressions of amazement all testified to their enthralment in Basil's recital.

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  • The others sat in wordless enthralment as Pete stood pat and the dealer, with a smile, laid down the pack untouched.

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  • Robert Hollan, no man in the whole range of his recollections will be longer remembered than he; his enthralment while under Hollan will hardly ever be forgotten.

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