I enjoyed a good view of the stage from the front row of the gallery, and my attention was rivetted to the scene.
I tried to turn my eyes away from the scene, but they were rivetted on the spot.
He was a man who rivetted the gaze at once, but it was a fascination, and not a delight, to the beholder.
His eyes were rivetted upon it, and he could not remove them.
He was not looking at me; his eyes were rivetted upon the bed: in that room for him there was only Winters.
By a repetition of vicious acts, evil habits have been formed within us, and have rivetted the fetters of sin.
But our soldiers stood immovable as if rivetted to the earth.
A Saint Sebastian also, by Guido, rivetted my delighted attention.
But his eyes were rivetted on the old Staffordshire platter that held the refreshments.
It resembled his own experience, and rivetted his attention.
c.1400, from Old French rivet "nail, rivet," from Old French river "to clench, fix, fasten," possibly from Middle Dutch wriven "turn, grind," related to rive (v.). The English word may be directly from Middle Dutch.