mesmeric mesmeric

Definition(s):

  • (adj) attracting and holding interest as if by a spell

Usage(s):

  1. Evert's concentration borders on the mesmeric.
  2. His misery gives him mesmeric mastery.
  3. Ironically enough, this mesmeric lawgiver who commands such loyalty is a lonely man without real friends and apparently without desire for any.

News

  • Spain vs. Italy: European Under-21 Championship Final Live Score, Recap

    European U-21 Championship Final: Spain vs. Italy   Europe's prime youth nations will face off in a winner-takes-all final on Tuesday, 12 p.m. ET. Some unbelievable talent will be on show:  La Furia Roja boast the mesmeric talents of Thiago Alcantara and Isco , while the Azzurri rely on pass master Marco Verratti and explosive wide forward Lorenzo Insigne . Both sides are unbeaten en route to ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "On stage," Nik Cohn wrote, in his 1969 classic Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom, dedicated to Proby, "he was magnificent; the most mesmeric act we had ever seen. He was intuitive, hysterical, imaginative, original and irresistible ...... as a ballad...
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: Nik Cohn Source: Independent

  2. "It was mesmeric from the other end," said Nicholas, who was batting with Smith. "These blokes could bowl a bit and he just hit them all over. He made 38 in about 45 minutes. That innings got him into the Test side."
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Mark Nicholas Source: Times Online

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