(v. t.) To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery.
(v. t.) To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.
(1) That might be the case in the Premier League, though the theory was made to look as shaky as some of the United defending by the superbly mobile and bewitchingly ingenious Barcelona attack.
(2) It's in this "gap" that W1A 's comedy is located, but it's also where many real-life professionals ply their trade, bamboozling the gullible and the desperate with their bewitching neologisms, barmy suggestions and bizarre leadership tests.
(3) How the way their teeth clink on a mug as they drink their tea can make you hate everything about them, even though they are the very same person you once found so bewitching?
(4) Photograph: Silvia Marchetti The Parata inlet, 3km from the crowded Frontone beach, is where Odysseus (on his way back home from burning Troy) was bewitched by the sorceress Circe, who made him her slave.
(5) Avraham was not the protector she had imagined those Sabbath nights back in the East End, when he had bewitched her with his talk.
(6) Stoke were tormented, unable to match his acceleration and bewitched by his trickery.
(7) Her adhesive control, breathtaking change of pace and vision enabled Lady Andrade to bewitch fans and bewilder opponents in equal measure as her side progressed from the group stage of a World Cup for the first time.
(8) The music and themes may have changed but his voice is still the androgynous blend of gospel, art-rock and soul that's bewitched collaborators as diverse as Hercules And Love Affair and the London Symphony Orchestra, who played two extraordinary Barbican concerts with him last year at which Antony wore a Roman toga ("It was actually a sandwich wrap") and covered Beyoncé's Crazy In Love, because "she's gorgeous".
(9) Liverpool were teetering, ragged, dispirited and barely recognisable from the side that had bewitched Anfield last season.
(10) It's bewitching stuff, albeit relatively harmless at the moment.
(11) Few things are as bewitching as an English bluebell wood in the spring, with a carpet of shimmering flowers turning the light blue under the trees, and the air laden with scent.
(12) If one perceived a salty taste, the child was called bewitched or fascinated and was feared to die soon.
(13) For instance, if a girl bleeds heavily after the cut, it is believed that she has been bewitched or has had a sexual affair with a man the previous night.
(14) Perhaps I was oblivious to its campness at the time, but I'm still haunted by the memory of a musical which, 20 years before Stoppard's Arcadia, brought past and present into collision on stage, placing slender young ghosts and middle-aged wobbling flesh side by side in an endlessly bewitching and unsentimental pas de deux of regret.
(15) The actress was a paragon of principle, a hugely talented brainbox who happened to be both bombshell and bewitcher, who rewrote the rule book for young Hollywood hot shots.
(16) A bewitching interplay of proteins, variously clothed as chemical messengers and cellular receptors, control the pace of growth and the course of progressive differentiation in blood cell types.
(17) Lous van Gaal says David de Gea may play for Manchester United again Read more United are still lacking the old stardust, and the tempo can feel bland compared to the pinball speed that once bewitched Old Trafford, but their debutants should all be better for the experience and perhaps it was inevitable that, with four new players in their starting lineup – and Bastian Schweinsteiger coming on in the second half – it would not be an entirely cohesive performance.
(18) We all know her body because she served as an unpaid model for the photographer, and her bewitching nudes were fought over.” (trans.
(19) So, maybe England are not going to bewitch everyone at Euro 2016, after all.
(20) He told Shoma Weekly that he believed "with more than 90% certainty" that Ahmadinejad had been bewitched".
(n.) The act of fascinating, bewhiching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.
(n.) The state or condition of being fascinated.
(n.) That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.
(1) It would be fascinating to see if greater local government involvement in running the NHS in places such as Manchester leads over the longer term to a noticeable difference in the financial outlook.
(2) This is a fascinating possibility for solving the skin shortage problem especially in burn cases.
(3) In a new venture, BDJ Study Tours will offer a separate itinerary for partners on the Study Safari so whilst the business of dentistry gets under way they can explore additional sights in this fascinating country.
(4) It is this combination that explains the widespread fascination with how China's economic size or power compares to America's, and especially with the question of whether the challenger has now displaced the long-reigning champion.
(5) The goal must be to prevent or reverse this fascinating disease, utilizing specific therapy designed from a knowledge of the cause and pathogenesis of the disease.
(6) We can inhabit only one version of being human – the only version that survives today – but what is fascinating is that palaeoanthropology shows us those other paths to becoming human, their successes and their eventual demise, whether through failure or just sheer bad luck.
(7) Stationed in Sarajevo, he became fascinated by special forces methods there and insisted on going on a night raid with them.
(8) Sometimes in the other team’s half, sometimes in front of his own box, sometimes as the last man.” Die Zeit singles out Bayern’s veteran midfielder Schweinsteiger for praise: “In this historic, dramatic and fascinating victory over Argentina , Schweinsteiger was the boss on the pitch.
(9) Her history is fascinating – every time you think she has finished telling you about her childhood, she embarks on another chapter.
(10) This kind of audience investment is one of the reasons why James Baker's 30 Days to Space , at the Edinburgh 2010 forest fringe, proved so fascinating.
(11) "It's fascinating that 2010 will be bookended by two controversial political books, one about the latter years of the Government [Observer writer Andrew Rawnsley's The End of the Party], and one by the man that delivered New Labour to the country in the 1990s."
(12) The fascinating pathogenetic, clinical, biological and therapeutic resemblances between the present syndrome and the post-infarctual syndrome of Dressler and Johnson's post-pericardiotomic syndrome are pointed out and it is suggested that complications of medical nature already described as being secondary to the installation of pacemakers, such as endocarditis and pericarditis, should be looked at from an autoimmune type of pathogenetic viewpoint.
(13) A study of gonadotrophin production in horses and donkeys bearing hybrid foals has yielded fascinating results about the immunology of pregnancy.
(14) Central to the whole project was a patient fascination with religion, represented, in particular, in his attempt to understand the revolutionary power of puritanism.
(15) The weeks ahead in Australia will likely be fascinating, exciting, distressing, emotional, anticipatory, and, at times, challenging .
(16) "She [Simpson] was one of the most stylish women of the day, and there is a lasting fascination with their lives together which shows no sign of going away," said Bryony Meredith, head of Sotheby's jewellery department.
(17) This has been a really fascinating half of football: the favourites finally showing some real class up front, the minnows digging deep in defence and occasionally breaking forward.
(18) But nevertheless Theco is a fascinating creature because of both its place in the history of palaeontology and what it reveals about the south-west of England in prehistoric times.
(19) The last several decades have seen a marked increase in our knowledge base regarding these fascinating envenomations and intoxications.
(20) The fascination of American and British scholars with each other's health care systems is a case study of the risks and benefits of the comparative approach.