They fascinate and annoy middle-class Indians; they preserve Indian democracy—and show us its fundamental limitations.
What does fascinate Jünger, and about which he has the most interesting things to say, is the issue of physical courage.
The performances that shook Kansas City's underground culture decades ago still continues to fascinate onlookers today.
The region continues to fascinate me and the number of interesting producers keeps growing and growing.
In death as in life fashion editor and muse Isabella Blow continues to fascinate.
The notice of the great man—the hero of many a famous story in every lawyer's office in London—appeared to fascinate the boy.
Her singing especially seemed to enchant and fascinate the girl.
There are a very few persons whose forms and features please and fascinate even without the aid of accomplishments.
He wished to try to fascinate her again, but she quieted him with a movement of her hands.
Each seems without a prototype, yet all fascinate us with elements wrested from the shadow of the Supernatural.
1590s, "bewitch, enchant," from Middle French fasciner (14c.), from Latin fascinatus, past participle of fascinare "bewitch, enchant, fascinate," from fascinus "spell, witchcraft," of uncertain origin. Possibly from Greek baskanos "bewitcher, sorcerer," with form influenced by Latin fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
The Greek word might be from a Thracian equivalent of Greek phaskein "to say;" cf. also enchant, and German besprechen "to charm," from sprechen "to speak." Earliest used of witches and of serpents, who were said to be able to cast a spell by a look that rendered one unable to move or resist. Sense of "delight, attract" is first recorded 1815. Related: Fascinated; fascinating.