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bewitching


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bewitch  \Be*witch"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bewitched};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bewitching}.] 
  1.  To  gain  an  ascendency  over  by  charms  or  incantations;  to 
  affect  (esp.  to  injure)  by  witchcraft  or  sorcery. 
 
  See  how  I  am  bewitched;  behold,  mine  arm  Is  like  a 
  blasted  sapling  withered  up  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  charm;  to  fascinate;  to  please  to  such  a  degree  as  to 
  take  away  the  power  of  resistance;  to  enchant. 
 
  The  charms  of  poetry  our  souls  bewitch.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  enchant;  captivate;  charm;  entrance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bewitching  \Be*witch"ing\,  a. 
  Having  power  to  bewitch  or  fascinate;  enchanting; 
  captivating;  charming.  --  {Be*witch"ing*ly},  adv  -- 
  Be*witch"ing*ness,  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bewitching 
  adj  :  capturing  interest  as  if  by  a  spell;  "bewitching  smile"; 
  "Roosevelt  was  a  captivating  speaker";  "enchanting 
  music";  "an  enthralling  book";  "antique  papers  of 
  entrancing  design";  "a  fascinating  woman"  [syn:  {captivating}, 
  {enchanting},  {enthralling},  {entrancing},  {fascinating}] 




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