Wandering around, we were fascinated by the sheer intricacy of the set.
Lanier says she is “fascinated by the psychology of crowds,” and how quickly the dynamics can turn toward violence.
“From the very beginning, it was snowflakes that fascinated me most,” he told his biographer Duncan Blanchard.
It fascinated me because it seems to have come from nowhere.
Both were fascinated with everyday objects and created iconic American imagery.
fascinated, he watched the heavy dark drop hang in the glistening cloud, and pull down the gossamer.
They were one of the things that fascinated him in the house.
We stood gazing with fascinated eyes at the open trunk which stood in our midst like a silent portent.
Stuart gazed at the great panorama painting on the wall, fascinated.
I was fascinated by the idea of such a tour; but it was plainly not an excursion to be undertaken without care and consideration.
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.