enthralled


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en·thrall

 (ĕn-thrôl′)
tr.v. en·thralled, en·thrall·ing, en·thralls
1. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled us.
2. To enslave.

[Middle English, to put in bondage : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + thrall, slave; see thrall.]

en·thrall′ing·ly adv.
en·thrall′ment n.

enthralled

(ɪnˈθrɔːld)
adj
fascinated to the exclusion of anything else
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enthralled - filled with wonder and delightenthralled - filled with wonder and delight  
enchanted - influenced as by charms or incantations
Translations

enthralled

[ɪnˈθrɔːld] adj (= engrossed) [person, audience] → captivé(e)
to be enthralled by sth → être captivé(e) par qch
References in classic literature ?
Her seductive voice, together with his great love for her, had enthralled his senses, had deprived him of every impulse but the longing to hold her and keep her.
Even David was not reluctant to lend his ears to the tones of voices so sweet; and long ere the chant was ended, his gaze announced that his soul was enthralled.
It is disconsolate enough, this riding, to the stranger, who, with well-filled pocket and well-appointed horse, threads the lonely way on some errand of business; but wilder, drearier, to the man enthralled, whom every weary step bears further from all that man loves and prays for.
Micawber being now on the eve of casting off the pecuniary shackles that have so long enthralled him,' said Mrs.
I only tell you that I shall preserve for ever inscribed on my memory the service you have rendered me in order to tender you my gratitude while life shall last me; and would to Heaven love held me not so enthralled and subject to its laws and to the eyes of that fair ingrate whom I name between my teeth, but that those of this lovely damsel might be the masters of my liberty.
Here he ended, and the guests sat all of them enthralled and speechless throughout the covered cloister.
I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again: Mine ear is much enamoured of thy note, So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape; And thy fair virtue's force perforce doth move me, On the first view, to say, to swear, I love thee.
Never yet was I so passionately enamoured of you as at this moment--not even when I first carried you off from Lacedaemon and sailed away with you--not even when I had converse with you upon the couch of love in the island of Cranae was I so enthralled by desire of you as now.
And when I bade the dream Upon thy spirit flee, Thy violet eyes to me Upturned, did overflowing seem With the deep, untold delight Of Love's serenity; Thy classic brow, like lilies white And pale as the Imperial Night Upon her throne, with stars bedight, Enthralled my soul to thee!
I was enthralled by the strange story which my companion was whispering into my ear, while all the time his keen eyes were shooting in every direction and his hand grasping his cocked rifle.
His characteristic talk, with its keen observance of detail and subtle power of inference held me amused and enthralled.
Beebe was, from rather profound reasons, somewhat chilly in his attitude towards the other sex, and preferred to be interested rather than enthralled.