I couldn't figure out his fascination with her at the time.
Fascination and fear trickled through her.
He felt the fascination and delight of frenzy.
Greece, ancient Greece, exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
The fascination which hangs around the latter has well-nigh obscured the former.
Duty replaced his fascination with the mortal world.
Deidre watched the movie in both fascination and fear.
Quinn's fascination increased with his wine consumption.
Her features were as handsome as Mary's, but she had little fascination, and in spite of her many suitors no man lost his head over Elizabeth as men did over Mary.
The tang of the untainted, fresh and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought, and the shells and pebbles and the seaweed with tiny living creatures attached to it never lost their fascination for me.
He would hold his duty over his fascination with the immortal world.
She watched in fascination, not understanding what it was until a floor several below hers exploded into flying stone and fire.
Though of a fickle and treacherous nature, he had all the personal fascination of his family, and is extolled by his contemporaries as a mirror of chivalry.
The past of Rome had always a peculiar fascination for Roman writers.
She'd watched the arriving guests with a mixture of fascination and dread.
The way he moved, his healing power, the effect he had on others, his fascination with people, the fangs and eyes … There was nothing normal about him.
He was fascinated especially by Neoplatonism, and this fascination never left him.
His winning manners, his polished address, his knowledge of men, his personal fascination, and his intimate knowledge of Greek, all marked him out as the fittest representative of Rome in the East.
"Charming!" whispered the little princess, sticking the needle into her work as if to testify that the interest and fascination of the story prevented her from going on with it.
"I can't feel my hands," she said and displayed them, fascination on her features.
Not the least of these was the character of Maria Theresa herself, who to the fascination of a young and beautiful woman added a very masculine resolution and judgment.
"I never knew the worlds were so different," Bianca said, fascination in her voice.
His bizarre and mystical style has a strange fascination for the reader; but there is nothing Roman or Italian about it.
A half-burned candle sat in a dish on the bureau, perhaps signs of Edith's fascination with the last century.
The fascination little visitors were a rare in our neck of the woods.
If he had had all his own originality without the itch of appearing original, he would have made his fascination irresistible.
He had been so carefully trained in all the learning of the time that he was called the wonder of the world, and a ~,~racter certain fascination still belongs to his imaginative and of OttO.
Mathematics has influenced the form and the terminology of the science, and has sometimes been useful in analysis; but mathematical methods of reasoning, in their application to economics, while possessing a certain fascination, are of very doubtful utility.
Since hardly any machinery, or only the simplest machinery, is required for these processes, this method has some fascination for i.
But above all, what gives the sentences of Marcus Aurelius their enduring value and fascination, and renders them superior to the utterances of Epictetus and Seneca, is that they are the gospel of his life.
This change of policy on his part, frequently ascribed to the fascination of the king's conversation, arose in reality from the nature of his own convictions.
Some medical lectures he did attend, but as long as Frau Neuber's company kept together the theatre had an irresistible fascination for him.
And the feeling of the age finds greater scope in private statues, many of which have a personal fascination about them, as in the seated figures at Cairo and Florence, and the freer work in wood, of which the ebony negress (Plate IV.
Once more in Russia, far from the fascination of Metternich's personality, the immemorial spirit of his people drew him back into itself; and when, in the autumn of 1825, he took his dying empress for change of air to the south of Russia, in order - as all Europe supposed - to place himself at the head of the great army concentrated near the Ottoman frontiers, his language was no longer that of " the peace-maker of Europe," but of the Orthodox tsar determined to take the interests of his people and of his religion "into his own hands."
Yet the fascination of the subject will always revive the attempt.
And the first feeling of most travellers who visit modern Sparta is one of disappointment with the ancient remains: it is rather the loveliness and grandeur of the situation and the fascination of Mistra, with its grass-grown streets, its decaying houses, its ruined fortress and its beautiful Byzantine churches, that remain as a lasting and cherished memory.
The combination of Yah with Ea, one of the great Babylonian gods, seems to have a peculiar fascination for amateurs, by whom it is periodically " discovered."
casual play full of fascination and moral suggestion.
But in proportion to the fascination which he exercised upon the young was the distrust which he inspired in their less pliable elders.
Geographical description has had a peculiar fascination for Colombian writers, and there have been a number of books issued since the appearance of Codazzi's Resumen and Atlas.
Liddon's great influence during his life was due to his personal fascination and the beauty of his pulpit oratory rather than to any high qualities of intellect.
A gradual severance took place between him and his old chief, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, until in later years he became obsessed with the idea that Laurier's policy was fatal to the best interests of Canada and especially to Quebec. A speaker of extraordinary power and fascination, both in Parliament and on the platform, even Laurier himself could not sway the French Canadians as Bourassa could; and in spite of his extreme views he was heard with respect even in the strongholds of his opponents in Toronto.
The conflict between her passionate fascination and her disgust at her father's vulgarity is finely realized both in music and drama; but, if we are able to appreciate it, then the operatic convention by which Senta avows her passion becomes crude.
As a structure composed of diverF ill-connected parts it fell to pieces at its builder's death, leaving little but the incubus of a memory, the fascination of a mighty name, to dominate the mind of medieval Europe.
That he was the most attractive figure of a man of letters in his generation is admitted; and the acknowledged fascination of his character was deepened, and was extended over an extremely wide circle of readers, by the publication in 1899 of his Letters, which have subdued even those who were rebellious to the entertainment of his books.
Its patient watchfulness, the fascination it exerted over its victims, the easy domestication of some species, and the deadliness of others have always impressed primitive minds.
The ShahImitations 0fnama, from the very moment of its appearance, the Shah- exercised such an irresistible fascination upon all nhma.
In this capacity Thomas controlled the issue of royal writs and the distribution of ecclesiastical patronage; but it was more important for his future that he had ample opportunities of exercising his personal fascination upon a prince who was comparatively inexperienced, and thirteen or fourteen years his junior.
The Rhine has always exercised a peculiar sort of fascination over the German mind, in a measure and in a manner not easily paralleled by the case of any other river.
It is one of the strongest instances furnished by history of the fascination exercised by an idea that the Italians themselves should have grown to glory in this dependence of their nation upon Caesars who had nothing but a name in common with the Roman Imperator of the past.
Back to top The play reveals a fascination with language, which suggests much about a speaker's shrewdness or lack of it.
Cryptography had a great fascination for Wheatstone; he studied it deeply at one time, and deciphered many of the MSS.
The fascination of pure study was so powerful, the Italians at that epoch were so eager to recover the past, that during the 15th century we have before our eyes the spectacle of this great nation deviating from the course of development begun in poetry by Dante and Petrarch, in prose by Boccaccio ism to and Villani, into the channels of scholarship and anti- - quarian research.
His passion for Cynthia, the theme of his most finished poetry, is second only in interest to that of Catullus for Lesbia; and Cynthia in her fascination and caprices seems a more real and intelligible personage than the idealized object first of the idolatry and afterwards of the malediction of Catullus.
In short, modernism is characterized, apart from its international character, by its fascination with evolving consciousness.
coronation regalia - are unique objects which exert a powerful fascination.
endless fascination for him.
exert such world-wide fascination in an age hardly short of its own violent crimes?
But they also showed the artists ' fascination with the land around them.
Why does one Victorian murderer still exert such world-wide fascination in an age hardly short of its own violent crimes?
I've always held a deep fascination with the natural world " out there " .
Perhaps the greatest legacy of the Civil War is its ongoing debate and continuing fascination worldwide.
Let your child discover the fascination of being able to breath under water!
peculiar fascination, with a quiet, refined manner which friends found most attractive.
rapt fascination as the form collapsed into a small, neat bundle.
Other symbols - such as the Crown Jewels and coronation regalia - are unique objects which exert a powerful fascination.
His present research is on immigrant youth and their fascination with contemporary, Afro-American ghetto culture.
The importance of these has become more and more evident, and the difficulty of reconciling the apparently inevitable discontinuities of the product of energy and time which experiment indicates, with our accepted habits of mind, always had a peculiar fascination for Einstein.
His commanding stature, the symmetry of his form, the dark and melancholy beauty of his countenance, rather rendered piquant than impaired by an obliquity of vision, produced an imposing impression even before his deep and powerful voice had given utterance to its melodious thunders; and harsh and superficial half-truths enunciated with surpassing ease and grace of gesture, and not only with an air of absolute conviction but with the authority of a prophetic messenger, in tones whose magical fascination was inspired by an earnestness beyond all imitation of art, acquired a plausibility and importance which, at least while the orator spoke, made his audience entirely forgetful of their preconceived objections against them.
Thus the elements of which Faust is composed were even more difficult to blend than were those of Wilhelm Meister; but the very want of uniformity is one source of the perennial fascination of the tragedy, and has made it in a peculiar degree the national poem of the German people, the mirror which reflects the national life and poetry from the outburst of Sturm and Drang to the well-weighed and tranquil classicism of Goethe's old age.
Not realizing the tape formed flexible hinges, he watched with rapt fascination as the form collapsed into a small, neat bundle.
Mankiw has had an abiding intellectual fascination with A W Phillips '1958 postulation of a trade-off between wage inflation and unemployment.
Her fascination with the surface of the earth led her to study physical geography.
Common household items are endless sources of fascination to a toddler.
Depending upon the age of your child, certain noises, textures, and colors are endless sources of fascination.
So, when a toddler shows his fascination with the computer, take note, and get ready to satisfy his need to learn.
The fascination with individuals or groups is not a new phenomenon.
"Really Stupid Cats" features about a minute's worth of cats falling into aquariums and out of windows, in addition to one particularly lonely cat's fascination with a mirror.
Kids who read comic books online are actually combining a love of reading with a fascination for technology.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is one title that appeals to kids' natural fascination with the grotesque, outlandish, and unbelievable, although it's little more than a collection of vignettes on various human achievements.
Banderas describes it as a "secret fascination," and it's clearly evident in the already remarkable history of his fragrance collection.
The fascination with moon photos is especially pronounced during the summer months when amateur photographers are vacationing in the great outdoors.
This fascination with old-school photography has Polaroid enthusiasts wondering if the company will revitalize its once thriving line of instant film cameras.
There seems to be an innate fascination with trains and if your little boy has such an appreciation, then you'll be happy to discover all of the available patterns that feature trains as a theme.
If you know a kid or an adult who has a fascination with bugs, a ladybug birthday cake may be the perfect design for his or her special day.
Among those topics is the undeniable fascination people have with the larger-than-life select few individual who seem to dominate the headlines internationally.
Whether it's fascination with their accents, their work or their roles, the following are some of the most well-known celebrities not only in Great Britain, but around the world.
Mr. Blackwell, aka Richard Blackwell, may have increased the public's fascination in seeing badly dressed celebrities, but since his death in 2008, the public hasn't lost interest in the topic.
Sometimes, he thought there was none of the human left at all, just an incarnated goddess whose fascination with her new world extended to him.
He found a strange woman with pink hair and a blue face, sprawled on the beach, staring at the sky with a childlike fascination.
She watched the flares of color against the night sky with tired fascination.
Even Napoleon, though enraged at the firmness with which he maintained the papal claims, could, not resist his personal fascination.
He was of Spanish descent and was gifted with a personality of rare fascination.
Tiyan warriors looked on in quiet anger while Memon's warriors explored the chamber in fascination.
What's the fascination with cars?
The way he moved, his healing power, the effect he had on others, his fascination with people, the fangs and eyes â€¦ There was nothing normal about him.
abiding cultural fascination with Hitler.
History's enduring fascination owes much to the necessary centrality of people in historical study.
People who have a fascination with lighthouses will have fun adding decorative towels detailing lighthouses.
The fascination with naked celebrities has long been a selling point for movies, cable television, and adult magazines.
With all the hype surrounding the rich, famous and infamous, it's no surprise that celebrity autopsies hold a morbid fascination for some.
Poor fashion choices will always exist, and as long as there are paparazzi and celebrities, there will always be a public fascination with them.
Much of the fascination with celebrity is rooted not in their dazzling performances on-screen, but with their blunders and bad behavior off-screen.
With names like Holiday, Celebration, Fantasy, Fascination, Paradise, and Elation, it's obvious that these cruise ships are designed for a good time.
Many cruise ships hold the fascination of guests for reasons, such as the most activities, the best service, the nicest cabins, or the best food.
Today's pop culture fascination with vampires and werewolves is not the only era where spider jewelry flourished.
With so much talk and fascination about the devices, you might be asking, "What is a BlackBerry?"
Although their grasp is still clumsy, they have acquired a fascination with grabbing small objects and trying to put them in their mouths.
Pregnant celebs continue to be a topic of fascination, and considering the harrowing ordeal Hudson has faced, her story is one of particular interest.
Fascination is a bold bright Magenta swimsuit with a plunging halter-style neckline.
Fascination also comes in a square neck tank or a tankini.
GoBots may have a brief history as popular toys for children, but many find them to be items of fascination.
Because gypsies were objects of both fear and fascination, it is no wonder that the gypsy costume was one of the earliest non-fantastical costumes to be worn by children for Halloween.
His fascination with her endangers her repeatedly, particularly because he lusts for her blood.
Actually, society has always been fascinated by celebrity engagement rings, and the more controversial the celebrity, the greater the fascination.
Electronics: Electronics and technical gadgets in general hold a particular fascination for Gemini, and natives of this sign are never far from their cell phones or the Internet.
Science fiction stories and movies brought robots into the mainstream, and toy makers capitalized on kids' fascination with robots.
If your little girl has a fascination with dolls, a Barbie doll house may be the next big item on her wish list.
Despite the warnings of reputable mediums and those who study the paranormal, playing with a Ouija board holds the fascination of the forbidden.
The lure of urban legends and modern myths is one of intrigue, shock, fear and fascination.
However, a childhood spent poring over his mother's fashion magazines and watching her make her own footwear had spawned a lifelong fascination with shoes.
Eric's fascination with Sookie and her abilities is a source of friction with Bill Comptom, Sookie's vampire lover, who cannot deny Eric his wishes.
Her fascination with the idea of his being a vampire was enhanced by the fact that she couldn't hear his thoughts.
Eric's relationship with Sookie (Anna Paquin) begins as one of fascination for the telepath.
She is known to have a fascination with knives, blood, and death, and her many tattoos only add to her illusion of being dangerous.
Why do so many of us have such a fascination for ancient Egyptian culture?
Bastet the cat goddess holds a particular fascination for cat lovers across the globe.
Perhaps our fascination with the denizens of ancient Egypt will endure as long as the pyramids themselves?
Moon star fairy tattoos can bring out your whimsical side for the world to see, but why do we mere humans have such a fascination for these timeless creatures and heavenly realms?
The fascination with this type of body modification comes from the modern, educated man and their interest in primitive societies and their belief that as they've become more civil, they've lost touch with their roots.
Human fascination with ancient Mayan culture seems to know no end.
The moon has long held a fascination for the human race.
As smaller and better quality electronics components make their journey from the engineer's desk to consumer outlets, the public's fascination for big functionality in small packages flares into a conflagration of desire.
Smith, the primary lyricist, is also an artist in his own right and his fascination with the dark side of humanity has made the band accessible to the gothic youth culture.
Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Studios, shared Elvis' fascination with African-American music but was struggling to sell those artists to white audiences.
Their subsequent videos, like Rio and Hungry Like the Wolf, were big-budget, slick affairs that played to the 80s' fascination with prestige and wealth perfectly.
Like his brother, Barry had a lifelong fascination with the supernatural and claims to have experienced several supernatural encounters of his own.
Just how much reality is captured when cameras follow a mob family around may be up to debate, but public fascination with the mafia lifestyle spells big viewership numbers for networks.
This fascination with Edward and Bella has also spurred the imagination of many to write Twilight fan fiction.
J.R.R. Tolkien's fascination with linguistics and lore led to the development of multiple Lord of the Rings languages.
He hadn't said a word most of the day, taking in Dusty's world with fascination.
"Barbarians!" he breathed with a child's fascination.
He searched her face with fascination.
enduring fascination for most of us.
With a morbid fascination, people flocked to Kirkwall from outer areas to catch a glimpse of the devastation.
This abiding fascination gives us a unique platform from which to contribute to commercial architecture.
The question of what we're like has an enduring fascination for most of us.
The macabre fascination with battlefield icons such as The Danger Tree and the Lone Pine may be more than just commemorative passion.
Warburg's interest in festivals is another facet of his life-long fascination with the persistence of classical antiquity.
It was always the same, she was an endless fascination for him.
fascination with the lack of lust and desire we cultivate in North American society?
fascination with fire, many Brigades offer a juvenile fire counseling service.
fascination with the landscape and nightly pub sessions, I soon decided to move on.
fascination with colors in gadgets?
Toward the end of my travels I felt a pull back toward science and to my childhood fascination with space.
Can the same be said for the modern fascination with retro gaming?
insular Latin literature has a fascination in its own right.
lifelong fascination with nature.
macabre fascination with true-life crime stories.
morbid fascination, people flocked to Kirkwall from outer areas to catch a glimpse of the devastation.
And I do not feel sure that our art would hold the fascination which it does for such myriads.
The Tour includes endless fascination, religious mystique and great natural beauty.
obsessive fascination, however, the story takes on a darker edge.
Eve had begun to feel the fascination of the evil one, for she softened down the word of God.
If you're intrigued by the legend of these creatures, vampire tattoos might hold a fascination for you.
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