It is a human drama quite as engrossing as the story of the grand strategic deception upon which it hangs.
She pictured chatty, engrossing interviews with like-minded creative types.
The show provides an engrossing portrait of those designers and visionaries that made the high heel a symbol of status and sex.
The Bell Ringers “is a sophisticated, engrossing and important political thriller,” the Post says.
The high heel is revolutionary, and evolutionary, as an engrossing Brooklyn Museum show reveals.
Fully as engrossing as anything from the pen of Hesba Stretton.
The voice opposite droned on, engrossing, dominating, hypnotic.
These have all at last given way to the newspapers—a miscellaneous study very attractive and engrossing to country gentlemen.
The greater part of the afternoon was passed in this engrossing work.
We led lives of considerable intellectual activity, constant occupation, and engrossing interest.
c.1400, "to buy up the whole stock of" (in Anglo-French from c.1300), from Old French en gros "in bulk, in a large quantity, at wholesale," as opposed to en detail. See gross.
Figurative sense of "absorb the whole attention" is first attested 1709. A parallel engross, meaning "to write (something) in large letters," is from Anglo-French engrosser, from Old French en gros "in large (letters)." Related: Engrossed; engrossing.