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fa suh nay shuhn

  • n  the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
  • n  a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
  • n  the capacity to attract intense interest
    he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations

  • A troubling fascination with Third Reich regalia elevates the Nazi look to what's chic in South Korea.
  • Disciples of Piaget have a tolerance for indeed a fascination with children's primitive laws of physics: that things disappear when they are out of sight; that the moon and .
  • Photographer Matt Slaby explores America's fascination with firearms.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - The Christian Post
  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter
  • 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 ...
    June 20, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times

  • Dita Von Teese in The Sun
    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...
  • Bill Carroll in Forbes
    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."
  • John Mark Karr in USA Today
    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."

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