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
As for me, I was rivetted to the spot from the moment she went in till the moment when she came out again.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
I now begin to despair, and am almost inclined to think that your sedentary life has rivetted your chains, and cut off your wings.
My eyes were rivetted upon the doctor's for fully a minute in silence.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass
He was about raising his eyes despairingly, when something on the ground caught his glance, and kept it rivetted.The Vee-Boers|Mayne Reid
Dr. Marchmont sought to draw his attention another way, but it was rivetted to the spot they were quitting.Camilla|Fanny Burney