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en·trance 1

1. The act or an instance of entering.
2. A means or point by which to enter.
3. Permission or power to enter; admission: gained entrance to medical school.
4. The point, as in a musical score, at which a performer begins.
5. The first entry of an actor into a scene.
6. Nautical The immersed part of a ship's hull forward of the middle body.

[Middle English entraunce, right to enter, from Old French, from entrer, to enter; see enter.]

en·trance 2

tr.v. en·tranced, en·tranc·ing, en·tranc·es
1. To put into a trance.
2. To fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment: a child who was entranced by a fairy tale. See Synonyms at charm.

en·trance′ment n.
en·tranc′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entrancement - a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
delectation, delight - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
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34) Here we have come full circle, since one of the theorists of immersion, MarieLaure Ryan, lists exactly such enchantment among the effects of immersion, together with concentration, imaginative involvement, entrancement, and addiction (Narrative as Virtual Reality 98-99).
Just as the word "begierig" can encompass both desire and anxiety, Brigitta's petrifying gaze registers both entrancement and dread.
From his 1821 Confessions of an English Opium-Eater to his later political essays on the "China Question" dating from the 1840s and 1850s to his revised and expanded Confessions of 1856, the orientalist rhetoric of Thomas De Quincey reveals a persistent vacillation between virulent John Bullism and an anxious, indeed fearful, entrancement with the Orient and its powers of possession and imaginative expansion.
37) Perhaps one of the secret meanings of Natalie Waite's name is its relationship with Arthur Edward Waite, the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck and author of The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, in which Waite uses the words Natalie speaks when describing the Hanged Man card: 'It should be noted (1) that the tree of sacrifice is living wood, with leaves thereon; (2) that the face expresses deep entrancement, not suffering; (3) that the figure, as a whole, suggests life in suspension, but life and not death'.
Cocori describes his state of entrancement digesting the perfume of the flower and the girl's sweetness.
The play even carries the implication of female homoeroticism in a scene when Linlee, in a moment of emotional entrancement, attempts to kiss her sister to express her love.
the issue of how God's revelation can be perceived and received by human beings), and a dogmatic theme, the doctrine of participation in the divine life (in the form of ravishment or entrancement in God's beauty).
Her entrancement with liminality in cultures, genders, and technologies became the basis of her master's thesis, Engendered Machines and Humanbeasts.
Douglas Burnet Smith's Learning to Count stands in the tradition of those poets who, trained at the height of the English Tradition's entrancement with lyricism, nonetheless turned from poetry as entertainment to intellectual activities encompassing complex rhetoric, prose-rhythms, mechanization, and the textual responses of a modern society.
But the allegory only initiates what is more important: Spenser's poetic entrancement.
In fact, romantic love entails a lot of entrancement and requires the ability to manage trance.