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enthrall (one) with (something)

To capture and hold one's attention through a particular means. The baby is totally enthralled with that new mobile you hung above her crib—she just can't stop watching it. Susie is a great storyteller, so I'm sure she'll enthrall you all with her latest tale.
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enthrall someone with something

to charm or captivate someone with something. They enthralled us with the beauty of their singing. The children enthralled us with their rustic dances.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Al Carder spent sixty years as a plant biologist but never forgot the ancient Douglas fir forests which enthralled him as a child: when he retired he set out to find the trees, only to discover many had been felled by loggers or storms.
Yet it is a triumph of rationality and has been assembled with fine precision, and the more doubtful members of the jury were won over by the others who were enthralled by the ingenuity of the concept.
The Warriors continued to make progress up the ENL North table last night with a victory over Kingston in a game that kept the Hillheads crowd enthralled throughout.
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Dance has long enthralled gay men and lesbians, in part because of their appreciation of form and movement in the human body and in part because, as the Cirque du Soleil story in this issue shows, many dancers and choreographers are themselves gay.
Although many teenagers react to the postings with disgust, others seem enthralled with the newfound power that comes from the blend of anonymity mad publicity.
The media have lately become enthralled by hydrogen as the "clean, abundant energy source," encouraged in this unfortunate deception by the auto industry, As you report, hydrogen is never an energy source, only a carder and storage medium of energy from a source: electricity, heat, or light.
On a private patio with more than 2,000 SF of outdoor space, guests will be enthralled with lion masks etched into copper molding that surrounds the lower portion of a carefully restored barrel-vaulted roof.
Matthews, who is making a comeback after being treated for exhaustion, enthralled the young audience at the TV recording with her new wholesome look and folk songs
All the numbing art-on-television devices are in place: the artist soporifically explaining how his goods are made ("forty painters working twenty-four hours a day, in two shifts"); a hostile critic condemning even Koons's giant flowering Puppy (Hilton Kramer: "It's crap"); an enthralled curator (Michael Auping: "He's making objects that reflect who we are as a society"--Aaaaaarrrggh!!!); and quick, uninformative pans over Koons's work.