verb (used with object), mes·mer·ized, mes·mer·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for mesmerized
I had been mesmerized all my life by her tales of love, war, and escape that played out like a movie before my eyes.‘Crossing the Borders of Time:’ A Mother’s Rekindled Love|Sandra McElwaine|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Two weeks ago the 30-minute video “Kony 2012” shocked and mesmerized the world via YouTube.Where’s the Outrage Over the Killing of Trayvon Martin?|Allison Samuels|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Despite mounting evidence, Bristol “ignored his lies, mesmerized by what I thought was love.”
He was mesmerized by the variety and the ease with which everything appeared.
I was mesmerized by the magic radio was,” Beck remembers, “how it could create pictures in my head.
Davy Lannarck, who had spent his adult life in facing the public, now knew that he had 'em mesmerized.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
As if mesmerized by the intensity of this remarkable young reformer, the lawyer found himself repeating, "I wonder!"Ten American Girls From History|Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Knowing what you do now, would you want Augustus or baby or me to be mesmerized, and subject to the thought of any man you know?Professor Huskins|Lettie M. Cummings
He felt as if he had been mesmerized; as if he could neither move nor speak.The Borough Treasurer|Joseph Smith Fletcher
Gannaway was mesmerized and stood in one corner of the dining-room.Telepathy and the Subliminal Self|R. Osgood Mason
British Dictionary definitions for mesmerized
Word Origin and History for mesmerized
1829, back-formation from mesmerism. Transferred sense of "enthrall" is first attested 1862. Related: Mesmerized; mesmerizing.