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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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The tone is set by an enthrallingly ludicrous and expensively extraneous opening sequence, set in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, that ranks among the great 007 intros.
It rattles enthrallingly along with plenty of sex and intrigue to complement solid central performances.
An enthrallingly end-to-end first half jolted into life after 12 minutes when Julien Drexler played a neat reverse pass into Jan Klaus Huntelaar who swept the ball wide from a tight angle.
Recalling the people's relocation from their homes to "terrible flats and estates", he added: "This forced rehousing and destruction of this chaotic but enthrallingly beautiful city burns me to this day.
So Celtic's momentous UEFA Cup run ended admirably, enthrallingly but agonisingly in extra time.
Stourbridge clinched their 21st league victory of the season - a club record - and their highest finish in the league system with third place in an enthrallingly close encounter with combative Southend, who were on top for most of the first half.
and now, memorably, improbably, enthrallingly six minutes from the end of one of the most absorbing games of football even this stadium has ever staged.
Rarely has a book sprung so vividly to life, but also worked so enthrallingly in pure-movie terms, as with "Atonement," Brit helmer Joe Wright's smart, dazzingly upholstered adaptation of Ian McEwan's celebrated 2001 novel.
At this point the narrative goes deliberately and enthrallingly haywire, with Miao suddenly entering Alex's apartment and trying his clothes on for size.
Dense and earnestly crafted with an enthrallingly varied palette of orchestral colours, Offertorium's uncompromising intellectual demands were brilliantly fulfilled.
But, for the hordes crammed into Villa Park, the blood and thunder of this gritty, often-maligned version of the game rarely presented itself as enthrallingly as it did here.
Harnessing writing as strong as this, the production not only does that, it creates a blueprint that enthrallingly allows auds to feel just how dramatically audacious, intellectually absorbing and emotionally rewarding musical theater can be.