The performances that shook Kansas City's underground culture decades ago still continues to fascinate onlookers today.
They fascinate and annoy middle-class Indians; they preserve Indian democracy—and show us its fundamental limitations.
In death as in life fashion editor and muse Isabella Blow continues to fascinate.
What does fascinate Jünger, and about which he has the most interesting things to say, is the issue of physical courage.
The region continues to fascinate me and the number of interesting producers keeps growing and growing.
The notice of the great man—the hero of many a famous story in every lawyer's office in London—appeared to fascinate the boy.
Have you not sought to fascinate Maurice by every species of wily coquetry?
There are a very few persons whose forms and features please and fascinate even without the aid of accomplishments.
I believed devoutly in her power to fascinate him, in her dazzling loveliness.
Each seems without a prototype, yet all fascinate us with elements wrested from the shadow of the Supernatural.
1590s, "bewitch, enchant," from Middle French fasciner (14c.), from Latin fascinatus, past participle of fascinare "bewitch, enchant, fascinate," from fascinus "spell, witchcraft," of uncertain origin. Possibly from Greek baskanos "bewitcher, sorcerer," with form influenced by Latin fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
The Greek word might be from a Thracian equivalent of Greek phaskein "to say;" cf. also enchant, and German besprechen "to charm," from sprechen "to speak." Earliest used of witches and of serpents, who were said to be able to cast a spell by a look that rendered one unable to move or resist. Sense of "delight, attract" is first recorded 1815. Related: Fascinated; fascinating.