verb (used with object), riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing or (especially British) riv·et·ted, riv·et·ting.
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Origin of rivet
OTHER WORDS FROM rivetriv·et·er, nounriv·et·less, adjectiveun·riv·et·ed, adjectiveun·riv·et·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for rivet
Until they do, Berry utilizes her star quality to keep us riveted and awaiting whatever twist comes next.
Now everyone in the room is riveted, watching Justin put one huge foot in front of the other.Watch Justin Bieber Try to Walk in a Straight Line After His DUI Arrest|Amy Zimmerman|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All witnesses to a moment in history that still has us all riveted.Would It Have Saved JFK? Jim Lehrer on the Mystery of the Bubble Top|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The stories of two of the rescued women, Berry and DeJesus, have riveted Cleveland for close to a decade.‘I Just Thought He Was Odd’: Neighbors of the Cleveland Kidnapper on What They Saw|Christine Pelisek|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was the Golden Globes moment that riveted A-listers and home viewers alike.Read the Full Transcript of Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech|The Daily Beast Video|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“It is a perfect identification,” murmured Mr. Arden, with his eyes still riveted on the plaster faces.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Turning away he caught the eyes of his wife riveted on them; she had evidently seen the meeting, and her colour was high.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Jane, with her eyes riveted upon her dying parent, endeavored to hold the light.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
It really was the driving band, which is a ring made out of copper and riveted on.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
Then irregular households, courtesans exhibiting the price of shame, diamonds like circlets of fire riveted around arms and neck.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet