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  • n. Plural form of fascination.


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  • In his third symphony, Mahler combines his twin fascinations with the philosophy of Nietzsche and the folk-inspired poetry of Des Knaben Wunderhorn with unerring conviction.

    BBC Now/Otaka – review

  • One of my recurring fascinations is people creating works of art using common productivity software.

    Spreadsheet Art Revisited - Anil Dash

  • One of my minor but continual fascinations is trying to figure out what drives the seven headlines that appear on the front page of Yahoo.

    The Friday Outreach Program, Part, Um.... Two

  • For some of you who may not know, one of my fascinations is why things are called what they are.

    Dominion of Canada Day Luncheon

  • A religious education, meeting with feelings so highly excitable, and at the same time exposed to many fascinations, is likely to produce frequent and painful conflicts between opposing principles, before that peace is obtained which makes religion the source of all that is happy and excellent in the character.

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor

  • With the actual science of climate change, and its political corruption, well understood, for us one of the fascinations has been the social aspect.


  • This is the foundation of the magical effects known as fascinations, ligations, and enchantments ” for example, the evil eye.

    Loss of Faith

  • He admits a return to his "boyhood fascinations" in telling the story of places like Fort Ticonderoga, the romance of which clearly continues to entrance him, where "one can still hear the echoes of musket and cannon shot, the shouts of command, the flap of canvas and creaking of oars, and even—with some effort—the near-silent padding of moccasin-shod feet."

    The Great Warpath

  • Its premise reflects a time-honored faith, bound up with the theme's fascinations—the belief, namely, that the murderous rich are singularly depraved, far more so than the murderous poor.

    Money, Class and Murder

  • First alerted to Melchert-Dinkel's activities in 2002, after encountering a depressed teenager who had met a "female nurse" online who "advised" them to take pills, Blay trawled chat logs to unearth the trail of a character who turned out to have morbid fascinations.

    In praise of … amateur sleuths | Editorial


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