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adjective as in holding one's attention


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An absorbing and nuanced blend of philosophy and science, the book explores what we owe the nonhuman world.

Immersion in an absorbing experience, she suspects, might pull people out of themselves enough to allow healing.

The answer turned out to be not just surprisingly complex, but also uniquely absorbing.

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One of Perry’s unique talents is his ability to tell what is essentially the same story over and over again, while continually finding ways to make it fresh and absorbing.

Often, they’re provocative, absorbing or, at the very least, brain candy.

He pauses, absorbing the sunshine streaming into his garden.

The central rule of the game is kill or be killed, and playing it is utterly absorbing.

We know that Mockingbird, played by Adrianne Palicki, will be making an appearance, as well as the Absorbing Man.

Wall Street Journal: “[D]eeply researched and totally absorbing[.]”

Her time with Dr. Simpson formed “the happiest and most absorbing years” of her life.

Naturally the conversation fell on the all-absorbing topic of the day and the object of his mission.

Hence if the reader is to be ensnared into absorbing something useful, it must be hidden somehow among the flowers.

So it behooved them to find something absorbing to keep their attention keyed up to the proper pitch.

After that he had nearly forgotten her in his absorbing efforts to keep the right side of his uncle, and entertain Amy.

It has succeeded not in driving out, as I think it has been erroneously held, but in absorbing Buddhism.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to absorbing, such as: arresting, captivating, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, and gripping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.