entrancement

[ en-trans, -trahns ]SEE DEFINITION OF entrancement
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He was afraid of his own young rashness and the entrancement of the dream.

He seemed to wake up at last out of his entrancement, and the red sun was there before his eyes.

A timid reserve followed the first entrancement, but it was the struggle of respect, of honour against a fatal passion.

When the entrancement is accomplished, the manifestations may take place in different ways.

Spring came, and the tune changed with the entrancement of Persephone's release in the balmy warmth of the South.

I will go into the country and philosophise; some gleams of past entrancement may visit me there.

Happy times when six children, all in all to each other, told wonderful stories in low voices for their own entrancement.

The eye of the young chief followed her with the gaze of entrancement.

Her entrancement usually starts with scenes of the events which followed the Last Supper.

Alice's entrancement—love, to call it by the right name—audible and visible in every word, every look, added to her confusion.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "act of entering," from Middle French entrance, from entrer (see enter). Sense of "door, gate" first recorded in English 1530s.

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