In facetious homage to the smallness of his talk, and the jerky nature of his manners, Fledgeby's familiars had agreed to confer upon him (behind his back) the honorary title of Fascination
The fuming censers that the grave boys, in their lace and scarlet, tossed into the air like great gilt flowers had their subtle fascination
So I travelled, stopping ever and again, in great strides of a thousand years or more, drawn on by the mystery of the earth's fate, watching with a strange fascination
the sun grow larger and duller in the westward sky, and the life of the old earth ebb away.
After the glimpse I had had of the Martians emerging from the cylinder in which they had come to the earth from their planet, a kind of fascination
paralysed my actions.
The unholy fascination
of dread dwells in the thought of the last moments of a ship reported as "missing" in the columns of the SHIPPING GAZETTE.
Occasionally during the journey he conversed with the queen of England respecting the power of fascination
which Madame possessed, and the mother, whom so many misfortunes and deceptions had taught experience, replied: "Henrietta was sure to be illustrious in one way or another, whether born in a palace or born in obscurity; for she is a woman of great imagination, capricious and self-willed.
In short, I am persuaded that his continuing here beyond the time originally fixed for his return is occasioned as much by a degree of fascination
towards her, as by the wish of hunting with Mr.
That it had a fascination
for Oolanga goes without saying.
They both have vehement wishes; they frame themselves readily into imaginations and suggestions; and they come easily into the eye, especially upon the present of the objects; which are the points that conduce to fascination
, if any such thing there be.
For the fact that it was this said thirty-first cousin, Mr d'Urberville, who had fallen in love with her, a gentleman not altogether local, whose reputation as a reckless gallant and heartbreaker was beginning to spread beyond the immediate boundaries of Trantridge, lent Tess's supposed position, by its fearsomeness, a far higher fascination
that it would have exercised if unhazardous.
To pursue his secret has something of the fascination
of a detective story.
There was in it, no doubt, filial devotion, domestic attachment; there was also the fascination
of one spirit by another spirit.