from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One that holds others spellbound, especially an enthralling speaker or a particularly interesting book.
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- noun Something that is
spellbinding, that causes rapt attention.
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- noun an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
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The poll tax was high, the enthusiasm of the average partisan was seldom more than lukewarm, and the task of the "spellbinder" was an uphill job.
It is all very well for the "spellbinder" to claim all the precincts -- the official count is just ahead.
Based on a best-selling novel by Michael Connelly, Lincoln Lawyer is a shrewd legal thriller that is as much detective story as courtroom spellbinder.
On pages 1431-1433 of the 1990 spellbinder, there is a financial incentive for states to try “alternative medical liability laws.”
Portraying the man and hero as human while keeping the comic-book action at full speed, each animated adventure is a fast-paced spellbinder.
Maybe that's why lefty Layton, who's not exactly a spellbinder he looks more like a friendly Safeway manager has pulled ahead of the professorial-looking Ignatieff in many polls.
Tracey Ullman, right, also making an overdue return to the London stage, is enigmatic and charismatic as the mysterious Miss Lambert: she rightly leaves you guessing whether the character is a natural spellbinder or the wicked witch of the West End.
He doesn't hot-dog with his storytelling, and he's so understated you can't really call him a spellbinder.
Loved the last couple of posts too, especially the spellbinder process!
His policy in Korea—his determined effort to keep the conflict in bounds—had not been scuttled, however great the aura of the hero-general, or his powers as a spellbinder.