fascinated fascinated  /ˈfæ sə ˌneɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having your attention fixated as though by a spell

Usage(s):

  1. There, in high school, Henson became fascinated by television.
  2. Readers were fascinated that a small-time hood could end up being part of the biggest heist in British history and be the only one to get away with it all.
  3. He was quite fascinated with space.

News

  1. Mob week: Why we can't get enough of the gangster life

    We are fascinated with mobsters and those affected by them, both in real life and on screen. "There's the reality of organized crime that nobody is in love with, and there's the mythologized version that everyone is in love with," said Ron Kuby, a lawyer who defended the late John Gotti.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KIII Corpus Christi

  2. Ostriches and camels race at Vernon Downs

    VERNON >> People are often fascinated with the peculiar things not seen on any old ordinary day. Exotic animals at zoos and county fairs tend to highlight those fascinations, a highlight that Vernon Downs brought to the track on Friday night.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

  3. ‘World War Z’ Helmer Marc Forster Reflects On Watching His Zombie Movie Get Fed Through The Gossip Woodchipper

    When Marc Forster was a kid, he was fascinated by how a collective swarming movement made everything from ants to cancer cells more potent. Those images informed the depiction of the hordes of zombies in World War Z . It had never occurred to Forster that the same phenomenon could happen to his movie. Unsubstantiated reports about overruns, creative clashes and re-shoots cropped up and then ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

Quotes

  1. "Oprah Winfrey has fascinated me for many years - as a woman, she has wielded an unprecedented amount of influence over the American culture and psyche," Kelley said in a statement issued Wednesday by the Crown Publishing Group, an imprint of...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Kitty Kelley Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "People are fascinated by the press because it has become a recurring theme by the opposition that he's had too favorable of a press," Shields said before the symposium. "I personally believe the press has a serious bias when it comes to...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Mark Shields Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "This is an issue overall that has fascinated America. It's not an NBA issue," Stern said, pointing to the ongoing debate over gay marriage at the state and federal levels.
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: David Stern Source: Forbes

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