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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Definitions for enthrall

  1. To captivate or charm.
  2. To put or hold in slavery; subjugate.

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Citations for enthrall
"Lost" will both disappoint and enthrall -- and it will remain, long after it's over, a series people talk about. Tim Goodman, "Spoiled: 'Lost, The End'", San Francisco Chronicle, May 2010
And his vows her heart enthrall;/ Feeling love's sharp pangs and blisses,/ Soon her tears begin to fall. Goethe, "The God and the Bayadere, an Indian legend"
Origin of enthrall
1570-1580
The thrall in enthrall is an Old Norse word meaning "slave."
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