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Occupying one's complete attention; wholly absorbing: read an engrossing book.

en·gross′ing·ly adv.


in an engrossing way
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Los Angeles: The spat that kicks off "The Insult" (L'insulte), an engrossingly blunt instrument of a movie from Lebanese writer-director Ziad Doueiri, concerns an illegal drainpipe on an apartment balcony.
That little procession of four strong-limbed men and a dead, dishonoured sister, proceeding in an awful stillness within high sombre walls was the most engrossingly sad picture imaginable.
As engrossingly performed by Visek, the cycle sounds like sheer tone poetry.
Herculean effort aside (though it never sounded like one) it was an engrossingly rewarding evening, marked as much by Levit's understated virtuosity as his revealing musicianship.
engrossingly presents the superhero genre as a quintessentially American creation, depicting those figures and their stories as mythology that was initially inspired by global unrest and dismal economic conditions.
When I pick up a book that is set in Canada, past or present --or even future--that gives me a view of my country that is engagingly familiar or engrossingly new--I get that same frisson of excitement that I did as a young reader and I find the same magic of discovery and validation that my country is worth being written about.
In the end, the most engrossingly visual and texturally affective work is about names rather than gifts.
Fast-paced, unbuttoned, elegant, and engrossingly written, it's a fascinating account of its maverick author and those who came into (or left) his orbit, including many luminaries of the New York art scene.
From the start, the match was engrossingly end-to-end.
With the table so congested this season, the title race promises to be an engrossingly tight one, highly likely to go down to the last round of games.
Yet it's constantly, engrossingly active, spinning and sparking and exploding in cycles like a Fourth of July pinwheel: If Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone" hadn't already claimed cinematic possession of Katy Perry's "Firework," Arnold could aptly have thrown that one onto her playlist, too.
For heaven's sake, is it an occasion to wage political fracas so engrossingly as are they when the nation is mired so haplessly in the quagmire of a multiplicity of titanic adversities and tribulations, making the citizens' lives a living hell and even threatening the polity's very stability, cohesion and solidarity?