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entrancing

[en-tran-sing, -trahn-] /ɛnˈtræn sɪŋ, -ˈtrɑn-/
adjective
1.
delightful; enchanting.
Origin of entrancing
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; entrance2 + -ing2
Related forms
entrancingly, adverb
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  • The most entrancingly beautiful spots on God's beautiful earth!

    A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
  • I have never heard Joachim play so entrancingly as to her accompaniment.

  • It was an entrancingly beautiful sight, and strange as it was beautiful.

    A Glimpse at Guatemala Anne Cary Maudslay
  • The Queen was gay and entrancingly charming with her intimate friends.

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    Louise, Princess of Belgium
  • I think the moonlight, what there is of it, is entrancingly beautiful, don't you?

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • Do you remember it—that entrancingly beautiful hour, Alfred?

    Little Eyolf Henrik Ibsen
  • Oh, in your eyes I am not—I am not—entrancingly beautiful any more.

    Little Eyolf Henrik Ibsen
  • She blushed, and found it entrancingly difficult to lift her eyelids.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • You looked so entrancingly beautiful as you were putting the kettle on for tea, that I was irresistibly impelled to kiss you!

  • “Papa is tired, and you are a heavy little lump of honey,” Ida smiled, entrancingly.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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