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spelbahyn ding

  • v  to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
  • v  attract strongly, as if with a magnet
  • v  put into a trance
  • s  attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome

  • The only son of a church-mouse-poor Methodist minister, he was at 17 a spellbinding lay evangelist.
  • Publisher's Weekly says it's "spellbinding.
  • Show biz keeps a hold on us with its near monopoly of beauty, spellbinding us with the power of pulchritude.
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  • Cranston on 'Breaking' finale
    For five seasons and six years, Bryan Cranston has impressed fans and critics with his spellbinding and Emmy-winning portrayal of Walter White, a former chemistry teacher with a knack for making meth and wreaking havoc.
    June 19, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Arsenal: Arsene Wenger and the Abou Diaby Dilemma
    It's like a recurring dream.  Picture the following: One of your favourite sons starts to run, but as soon as he nears the finish line—every single time—he stumbles and falls, unable to continue. Doesn't that remind you of Arsene Wenger and Abou Diaby ? Diaby is undeniably talented.  When on the pitch—as showcased as recently as early this season, in spellbinding displays in August and September ...
    June 19, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Luciano Spalletti in Sportinglife.com
    This is the biggest game of the season for both teams,Spalletti said. "It's a fascinating and delicate encounter. To play for a place in the quarter-finals against Real Madrid is spellbinding for any coach."
  • Johnny Pesky in Boston Herald
    He was spellbinding,Pesky, 87, said Monday night. "He was just an outstanding man."
  • Michael Beschloss in Town Hall
    Historian Michael Beschloss praised it as a "spellbinding, brilliant and irresistible journey into the heart of Andrew Jackson and his unforgettable circle of friends and enemies."

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