captivation

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captivation (plural captivations)

  1. The act of captivating or the state of being captivated.
    • 1851 Henry Theodore Tuckerman - Characteristics of Literature: Illustrated by the Genius of Distinguished Writers
      But the test of an oration is not only its immediate effect; there are tricks of elocution, a jugglery of manner, and even a personal captivation that so win the senses as to bewilder the judgment.

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