fascination fascination  /ˌfæ sə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
  2. (n) a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
  3. (n) the capacity to attract intense interest

Usage(s):

  1. Photographer Matt Slaby explores America's fascination with firearms.
  2. A troubling fascination with Third Reich regalia elevates the Nazi look to what's chic in South Korea.
  3. If she is the repository of Michael's adolescent love for her and the moviegoer's fascination with her then she's saved from eternal condemnation.

News

  1. Attack of the Spiritual Zombies!

    You have probably noticed the fascination with zombies in American culture today. While zombies are only make-believe, they provide a powerful illustration for the Christian life.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  2. Back to Guatemala

    Guatemala has been a point of interest and fascination for me since I first traveled here in 1981 for a brief period during a particularly intense time of strife in the country’s 36 year civil war.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  3. U. of C. student remembered for fascination with weather

    Austin Hudson-LaPore loved nature so much he sometimes walked downtown from Hyde Park, then hopped on a bus back to rest his weary legs. On June 12, it was his fascination with thunderstorms that led to his untimely death, his aunt Leigh LaPore Harris said outside University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel Thursday morning. The 20-year-old biochemistry student’s body was found Wednesday ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Quotes

  1. Von Teese, who was married goth rocker MARILYN MANSON, said: "I feel that Paris is a place that still appreciates its showgirls. I feel I have to raise the bar. I've always had a real fascination with the Crazy Horse ever since I was a teenager and...
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Dita Von Teese Source: The Sun

  2. "There seems to be the same degree of fascination going into this season as there was last season," said analyst Bill Carroll of ad-buyer Katz Television. "It's sort of become the event of the year for viewers."
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Bill Carroll Source: Forbes

  3. Karr said his father was a "strong influence but rarely around," and responded to Tracey's question about whether his "fascination with little girls - which clearly has a strong erotic component - is a way of going back."
    on Aug 18, 2006 By: John Mark Karr Source: USA Today

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