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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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The final two chapters in Part III describe McFee's "gradual bedazzlement" by Gerald Barrax's lifetime of work and meditate at some length on the poetic career of Robert Morgan, obviously a defining influence on McFee's life and work.
It is also key to keep the bedazzlement of flash and filigree clear from the more staid splendor of substance.
But she, blinded by her own effulgence, suffered from a bedazzlement of reason.
Technique, which in other LINES ventures can mire itself in bedazzlement, here serves meaning.
Another poet, Rafael Guillen, recently wrote in "To Be an Instant": "Certitude comes as bedazzlement, / instants of light.
The reason which we are told the gesture "suits," is Rodolphe's declaration that the recognition of love--selfless desire!--is like a bedazzlement one experiences "if one went out from darkness into light" (103).
He expresses bedazzlement at Nausicaa's beauty and grace, blessing her parents for having a daughter like her, blessing her future husband, before appealing to her compassion for a man who has endured many sufferings and survived many ordeals.
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.
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.
the fact of Being."(71) God is prior to Being, and the "bedazzlement" of the identification of God with Being is an "idol." Instead Marion focuses on the "icon" of God's excessive self-disclosure as "love." God does not give himself to be known "within a horizon of being," but rather within the horizon that is far more radical- the "horizon of the gift itself." Hence,"God does not fall within the domain of Being, he comes to us in and as a gift."(72)
In contrast to her bedazzlement at the "measurelessly gifted" Davidson, Take, Ransom et al., she dismisses Faulkner with a battery of snide remarks about his social behavior.