enthrall (one) with (something)

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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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Back on board ship, there was always plenty to see on deck - such as the Masked Booby, a huge gannet-like bird with a 6ft wingspan which enthralled us with spectacular nose-dives into the water from 100ft to catch fish.
Unassailable diva of the Philippines, soprano Rachel Gerodias, accompanied by no less than CCP President Raul Sunico, enthralled us with four classic Filipino songs.
Pam Towse, a member of Linthorpe WI, enthralled us with her tales of 'Travels with Camels'.
The first speaker was Marilyn Portman (Auckland Libraries, Auckland, New Zealand) who enthralled us with "Shout it Out
Then, just before the winners were announced, author and illustrator Brian Selznick enthralled us with slides showing his evocative illustrative style from The Invention of Hugo Cabret, making us smile at his reminiscences of a favourite storybook (Fortunately by Remy Charlip) and sharing early memories of school.
Mrs M Tucker Llanedeyrn, Cardiff | My Ode to Mumph: To our Echo cartoonist Mumph You've enthralled us with your latest "bumph" I am sure with Cwm Offit You'll make a profit And realise your well-earned triumph I honestly don't know when You became so inspired by Gren Who you knew we would miss So you came up with this (Cwm Offit) With your ever-so-magical pen.
But while Rodgers and Lambert have enthralled us with their approach and attitude, their teams look likely to finish in similar positions to a couple of promoted clubs last season.
Until then let us celebrate a man who has enthralled us with his genius.
He enthralled us with his brisk pencil turns, gravity-defying forward leans and flawless robot dance routines, timing each step to the rise and fall of a note or a drum beat.
FOUR years ago we all bid a sad farewell to Carrie Bradshaw and her friends - the Manolo-wearing, cocktail-drinking, cupcake-eating glamorous New Yorkers who had enthralled us with their hectic love lives and shopping sprees.
At the Civic Hall, Bedworth, The Abbey School of Dance enthralled us with wonderful dancing, ballet and tap' beautiful costumes, and music to make "Happy Feet.
He enthralled us with magical tales of this far-off land.
DIRECTED by Hayao Miyazaki, the visionary Japanese film-maker who enthralled us with Princess Mononoke and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle is a magical, animated feature based on the book by Diana Wynne Jones.
After lunch Heritage Architect, Bob Irving, enthralled us with an overview of the heritage value of built environment.
They have given their time freely and enthralled us with a host of wonderful tales.