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gain entrance

To enter a place or location upon acquiring permission or a means of access. After getting the security guard's attention, we were able to gain entrance to the building.
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make an entrance

To appear in or enter into some place in a very dramatic, ostentatious, or conspicuous manner. The boss always makes an entrance when he arrives in the morning, making a point of getting everyone's attention in the process. Each team made an impressive entrance into the stadium, both trying to out-perform the other.
See also: an, entrance, make
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make an entrance

to enter [a place], in some formal or special way, as onto the stage in a play or opera. She made her entrance too early and threw everyone into confusion.
See also: an, entrance, make
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It doesn't matter--I had her in a trance and I has/found their joint state 3 of entrancement. Two-and-a-half years later they report that they have never been as happy as a couple or individually than they are now.
It is precisely that capacity for reverie and entrancement, for "mindlessness", that fuels the ascent.
Rousseau poses the story of his own aesthetic entrancement as a lesson, a cautionary tale.
On these grounds Heidegger subjects boredom to a complex and penetrating phenomenological analysis that results in the revelation of an essential threefold structure which allows him to characterize profound boredom as the "entrancement" of Dasein's temporal horizon.
After all, for almost sixty years-from the turn of the century to the break-up of the big studios, at the end of the fifties--going to the movies in this country has most often meant going to look at movie stars; and most often what that has meant is looking at evocative faces and bodies doing evocative things to produce and sustain a habitat necessary to entrancement; and most often what that entrancement has consisted of is a language of features, postures, and gestures, at most and at best an intricate poetics of both dance and dancelike expression.
Perhaps our entrancement with the digital economy, just like the enchantment with Tlon has to do with a deep-seated desire for a reality that is perfectly ordered.
I'm not talking here about a Castro-style rant, a survey of enemies that drives listeners into a stupor, nor even a homespun entertainment like Dale Bumpers's recent defense of President Clinton, but a legal entrancement, a rhetorical cliffhanger, at the end of which the speaker panted, "My Lords, I have done!" and, O'Toole tells us, "swooned back into the arms of the waiting Burke."
Deep entrancement occurs when the possessing entity is a powerful genie or spirit.
In the course of their long marriage, Mitchell had once or twice been unfaithful to Lizbeth, and Lizbeth may have been unfaithful to him, in her intense emotions if not sexually, but time had passed, and time continued to pass, like random items in a drawer their days, weeks, months, and years casually tumbled together in the entrancement of adult life; and this was a peaceful confusion, like a succession of vivid and startling dreams that, after you've awakened, you will be unable to recall except as emotions.
Whereas Weissmanns approach is Lego-like - he stands moral midgets on the shoulders of medical giants-astronomy buff Carl Sagans strategy of public entrancement is ballistic.
What produces such widespread entrancement with the risk of a commercial airline flight, especially after a crash?
But what Jeanneret sees from a literary perspective as Rabelais's entrancement with a hermeneutical problem, I see from a historical perspective as his obsession with a cultural problem, characterized by the tension between "Renaissance" and "Reformation." Indeed, the hermeneutical problem is emblematic of this tension, whose roots lie gnarled at the heart of Western culture.
This interpretation goes against the frequently found entrancement -- specially in the popular press -- with accounts which focus on modem infotechnology as the overriding impetus towards change.
In almost kinesthetic terms he says, "so she dreams of michael who will bring a sword / ploughing the plimpler black into its fields of stalk, / of flowers on their stilts of future rising / who will stand by the kitchen door and permit no stranger entrancement" (112).
By contrast, Allawi presents a sort of 'Lives of the Saints' of those who strove for reform and normally failed, being always constrained in the end to watch their fellow believers (today especially the Sunnis), yield to the thrall of empty form, latterly to the entrancement of violence, instead of the embrace of creativity.