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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.
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Adv.1.enthrallingly - in a bewitching mannerenthrallingly - in a bewitching manner; "she was bewitchingly beautiful"
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Such has been the totemic midfielder's influence on his side, who have defied the odds to stand on the brink of immortality with France providing the final hurdle for this enthrallingly pugnacious Croatia.
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When I try to recall whether I have ever heard it performed as enthrallingly as that, I find Belohlavek's account to eclipse even the performances of Sawallisch and Kubelik.
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Players are now able to time their runs to an unprecedented level of precision and analyse which opposition defenders are capable of anticipating new moves through better defensive shielding skills, allowing for a balanced, enthrallingly challenging game.
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"Nightcrawler,'' a darkly comic, enthrallingly disturbing portrait of our universal appetite for lurid tragedy, marks a high point in Gyllenhaal's maturation.
Several also noted that the twists of fate that bring Werner and Marie-Laure together strain credulity, but readers willing to suspend their disbelief will be treated to a story that is "enthrallingly told, beautifully written and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears" (Washington Post).