bedazzle

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bedazzle

1. Literally, to blind; to be overwhelming to the eyes. I stepped on stage and was immediately bedazzled by all the lights—I couldn't see the audience at all.
2. By extension, to impress or intrigue someone so much that they cannot see any flaws. He is so bedazzled by his girlfriend that he doesn't see how controlling she is.
3. slang To embellish something with sparkly decorations like glitter, gems, and crystals. I think the girls will like these boring white sneakers once I bedazzle them.
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But if they can't - or won't - fight through the fog of speculation and technological bedazzlement which has so far defined this conflict, the world will continue to view Iraq through the window of television and have very little idea what is actually going on in-deed.
IF YOU'VE SEEN a Cirque du Soleil show, you know they're extravaganzas of jaw-dropping acrobatic bedazzlement, of real-life special effects - human bodies doing things human bodies shouldn't be able to do.
It had all begun with the aesthetic bedazzlement of some in facing a few texts and a few remnants whose grandeur highlighted the insufficiencies of the present and thus invited the restoration of ancient culture as a remedy.
HIS whole life has been a plot from Neverland, enacted before a world which watched, first with bedazzlement then with amused voyeurism.
Unfailingly, he delivered both his own voluble star-power and an almost adolescent bedazzlement with personal heroes: Jack Kerouac, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams.
Well, may this miscellaneous, breathless survey give you a sense of the bedazzlement afforded generally by this display.
Strong, Julian Symons and Geoffrey Bullough) was based on bedazzlement, rather than on the sound foundations that subsequent scholarship has provided.
In contrast to her bedazzlement at the "measurelessly gifted" Davidson, Take, Ransom et al.
From this first unexpected find and subsequent bedazzlement, Benzine develops a passion for this Jesus whom the Qur'an calls `our master, the prophet Aissa', and whose compassion, humility and indeed tenderness he is thrilled suddenly to discover.
The resulting combination of bedazzlement and puzzlement has led successive interpreters to commit a variant of the sin supposedly characteristic of eighteenth-century Whig historians: they have interpreted the ancient text in the narrow light of their own generation's favored theories and received categories of analysis.
Szanton sees this reticence contributing to a list of military ills, including the interservice rivalries that proceed unchecked, constant cost overruns, and the military's bedazzlement by high tech.
Adding to the general bedazzlement is the blinding rapidity with which computers have been installed in govenment bureaus, commercial offices and service industries.
This retinal bedazzlement was very much of the moment: This was the mid-1960s, the dawn of Op art, and Poons's canvases were considered a highlight of the United States' first major exhibition of such work, "The Responsive Eye" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which took place the year these two paintings were made.
Yet surprisingly for a film that consists of one eye-popping bedazzlement after another, the overall feeling provoked is one of bland indifference.
experience of bewilderment, bedazzlement and quandary, not because it