uncaptivating

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This uncaptivating effect is perhaps due to the period of hardly accomplished revolution, and still seething turmoil, in which the story shaped itself.
The heckling tapers off, and the team tries to pass the time by yelling "flip-flop" and "four more years." These are, by any standard, uncaptivating chants, and before long the Republicans grow restive.
P1 142) or it is a group of 'men butchering a pig' (P1 150), or a crowd of men with beached out-riggers at the Sinaketa beach (P1 176), if I don't regard them through my active identification of their constitutive parts and synthesise them into a thematic whole, they immediately subside into a mute pallidness of a more or less uncaptivating visual display.