mesmerized mesmerized  /ˈmɛz mə ˌraɪzd/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Jacqueline Onassis will be remembered for her timeline, for her participation in events and marriages that mesmerized the planet.
  2. My friends often don't believe me when I say I can spend an entire evening listening to stories about garbage and be completely mesmerized.
  3. Jacob, 5, seems mesmerized equally by the bright illustrations and by the eighth-grader turning the pages.

News

  1. Shirtless Guy Climbs Electrical Tower, Only Comes Down When Offered Blanket

    A half-naked man kept a North Hollywood neighborhood mesmerized after climbing a high-powered transmission tower and refusing to come down for several hours. [ more › ]
    on June 16, 2013     Source: LAist

  2. Expedition Hopes To Find La Salle's Long Lost Ship

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - As a teenager, Steve Libert was mesmerized by a teacher's stories of the brash 17th Century French explorer La Salle, who journeyed across the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi in a quest for a trade route to the Far East that
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Expedition hopes to find La Salle ship

    As a teenager, Steve Libert was mesmerized by a teacher's stories of the brash 17th Century French explorer La Salle, who journeyed across the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi in a quest for a trade route to the Far East that he hoped would bring riches and renown.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Green Bay

Quotes

  1. "When I saw him move, I was mesmerized," Jackson said. "I knew that's what I wanted to do for the rest of my life because of James Brown."
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Michael Jackson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "They get mesmerized and too close to me," Brodeur said. "I said, 'Stay out of my blue.' I want to make sure I have room to move. We had to adjust because it was like a big huddle in front of the net."
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Martin Brodeur Source: USA Today

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