grip (one's) attention

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grip (one's) attention

To hold one's attention. It took me a while to make my way through that exhibit because each of the paintings completely gripped my attention.
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Just when I thought I was busy living my life, a grimy stuffed toy on Grandmother's roof gripped my attention. It had probably been there for ages, unmoving and ignored.
I expect a number of the issues that gripped my attention, through the interactions and presentations, will come up.
Mills has plenty to say about that seeming traditionalness, but it was not that that gripped my attention so much as what she had to say about the changing nature of mahalle (neighborhood) life.
He used simple words that gripped my attention. The job of a teacher is to make what he is saying more interesting than what you are thinking.
But what gripped my attention was the skyline that stood its own against the adamant cloud of pollution.
You'll have gathered by now this wasn't a match which gripped my attention.