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  • v. Present participle of infatuate.


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  • When not teaching, he was pretty much the same cheerless basset hound you can see in late videos on YouTube, but in front of a class he came alive: animated, passionate, a great explainer, intellectually infatuating.

    Matthew Yglesias » Influential Books

  • Yet we also must unlock ourselves from the infatuating clarity and logic of Madison's arguments that continue to exert a seductive hold on our imaginations long after the supporting conditions assumed by them have passed.

    Why We Need A New Constitution: Part 21 of 21

  • What infatuating creatures are these women, when they thus soothe and calm the tumults of an angry heart!


  • Under this infatuating principle, counteracted by no real affection for her sister, it was impossible for her to aim at more than the credit of projecting and arranging so expensive a charity; though perhaps she might so little know herself as to walk home to the Parsonage, after this conversation, in the happy belief of being the most liberal – minded sister and aunt in the world.

    Mansfield Park

  • He is the most lovable, infatuating, little semi-human creature, so altogether fascinating that I could waste the whole day in watching him.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The correspondence with which she had honoured our hero had been long broke off for the reason already advanced, namely, his dread of being exposed to her infatuating charms.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • And my observations on these people have constantly instructed me that indulgence in this infatuating cant is more deeply associated with depravity and continuance in vice than is generally supposed.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson

  • Yes, it had been infatuating and confusing, the exquisitely tooled leather paddles and straps and the welts they caused, the exacting discipline that had so often left her crying and breathless.

    Beauty's Punishment

  • There are many ways whereby Christ exerts this blinding and infatuating efficacy of his providence towards wicked men in such a day of judgment, that they shall not understand or know that he is at all concerned in the works that are in the world.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • And such is the infatuating efficacy of their prejudicate persuasion herein, that it hath had two marvellous effects; -- the one against the light of nature, and the other against the fundamental principles of religion.

    The Sermons of John Owen


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