Inthrall

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Inthrall To reduce to bondage or servitude; to make a thrall, slave, vassal, or captive of; to enslave. "She soothes, but never can inthrall my mind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inthrall See enthrall.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Enthrall

Usage

In literature:

It was an enterprise of inthralment.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Such tempting suspense, such strange discoveries, such wild fancies, such inthralling terrors, all belonged to that life.
"The Queen of Hearts" by Wilkie Collins
It might have been called the "Total Abstinence" Hotel, from the lack of anything to intoxicate or inthrall the senses.
"Legends and Tales" by Bret Harte
A pair of melancholy eyes haunt, inthrall her inmost soul.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It was all a strange, unusual, inthralling romance to them.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
Luckily he is bound against inthralment.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
Her name suggests all that can fascinate the heart and inthrall the imagination.
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
This indifference of hers was but an additional charm for those whom her beauty had at once inthralled.
"Artist and Model" by René de Pont-Jest
And since your youth Were you by love inthralled?
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
An irresistible power urged me to return to her who had inthralled me with magic bonds.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
And are men and women so inthralled by the molasses of sentimentalism in life?
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
I see him sometimes with Lucy, and he is often with the uncle, whom Rose Hillyard has chosen to inthral.
"True to a Type, Vol. I (of 2)" by Robert Cleland
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In poetry:

From me alone the law does crave,
What grace affirms in Christ I have:
When therefore law-pursuits inthral,
I send the law to grace for all.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Hence though earth's dunghill I embrace,
I sit with him in heav'nly place.
In divers distant orbs I move,
Inthrall'd below, inthron'd above.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Still lay the God: The Nymph surpriz'd,
Yet Mistress of her self, devis'd,
How She the Vagrant might inthral,
And Captive Him, who Captives All.
"Love Disarmed" by Matthew Prior
Angelic beauty! Every lovely face,
On which I gaze,
A phantom seems to me,
That vainly strives to copy thee,
Of all the graces that our souls inthral,
Sole fount, divine original!
"The Ruling Thought" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
"And, if thou wilt marry with me," quoth the knight,
"I'll make thee a lady with joy and delight;
My heart's so inthrall-ed by thy beaut-ie,
That soon I shall die for pretty Bessee."
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
'T is now the Thracian Chloe whose accomplishments inthrall me,--
So sweet in modulations, such a mistress of the lyre.
In truth the fates, however terrible, could not appall me;
If they would spare her, sweet my soul, I gladly would expire.
"The Reconciliation" by Roswell Martin Field