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  • adv. In a mesmeric manner; by, or as if by, hypnotism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a mesmeric way; in the manner of or according to Mesmer or mesmerism; by mesmeric means.


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  • In all this Wilshere's eye was drawn mesmerically to the player whose jersey he took back to Hertfordshire: We knew we had to stop him playing, but if you try to stop him too much there are other players who can hurt you like Iniesta and Xavi.

    Jack Wilshere says Manchester United must get in faces of Barcelona | Paul Hayward

  • Rather, the self-understanding of being as psyche aims to produce a history very different from that of a transcendental idealism that unfolds history mesmerically as Spirit.

    'The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)

  • After more interminable hours night shut down on them, red-hot, black-dark, mesmerically subdivided into seconds by the thump of carriage wheels and lit at intervals by showers of sparks from the gasping engine.

    In The Time Of Light

  • The young student, soporific from dinner, imagined how the ritual might have been — the gyrating natives, the masks swaying mesmerically in the flickering fire.


  • He was as formidable, shameless, and mesmerically implacable as a cat, with that thin smile and unflinching stare.

    Over the River

  • Mrs. Pentecost (mesmerically affected, in all probability, by the near neighborhood of her son) opened her eyes suddenly and asked, with her customary eagerness.


  • Sergeant Havercamp produced two golden guineas from his pocket and dexterously rolled them between his fingers so that the gold glittered mesmerically as he skilfully wove the two coins in and out of his knuckles.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • He tapped it again, and despite being full of water and a small yellow Babel fish which was gulping its way around rather dejectedly, it still chimed its deep and resonant chime as clearly and mesmerically as before.

    So long, and thanks for all the fish

  • With the measured step and calm collected air of an asylum-physician approaching in the public hall some patient beginning to show indications of a coming paroxysm, Claggart deliberately advanced within short range of Billy, and mesmerically looking him in the eye, briefly recapitulated the accusation.

    Billy Budd

  • There was no word -- no smile, only unwavering eyes mesmerically fixed on that wonderful tree.

    In Happy Valley


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