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The state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror).  Synonym: fascination.
A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual.  Synonyms: enchantment, enthrallment, fascination.

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"Captivation" Quotes from Famous Books

... his old age became acquainted with Topham Beauclerk, through their common friend, Langton, and even the sage and moralist acknowledged the captivation of his manners. "What a coalition!" said Garrick, when he heard of their acquaintance, "I shall have my old friend to bail out of the roundhouse." But whatever might be the elegance of his companion's laxity, Johnson did not hesitate to rebuke him. Beauclerk, like ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844 • Various

... are passed, they love to return to these grateful coverts, and spend their remaining days amid the tranquillity of their presence. Men habituated to the wildest life, too, enjoy the woods, the hills, and the mountains, beyond all the captivation and excitement of society, and are nowhere at rest, but when ...
— Rural Architecture - Being a Complete Description of Farm Houses, Cottages, and Out Buildings • Lewis Falley Allen

Words linked to "Captivation" :   enchantment, enthrallment, trance, spell, fascination, liking, captivate

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