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fascination

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfascinationfas‧ci‧na‧tion /ˌfæsəˈneɪʃən/ ●○○ noun  1 [singular, uncountable]OBSESSION the state of being very interested in something, so that you want to look at it, learn about it etcobsessionfascination for/with Police knew of his fascination with guns.in fascination The children watched in fascination.2 [countable, uncountable]OBSESSION something that interests you very much, or the quality of being very interestinghold/have a fascination for somebody India will always hold a great fascination for me. The fascination lay in the mystery of what was inside the box.
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fascinationMark has a fascination for all things electrical.Her distaste has since evolved into ambivalent fascination.The roots of this new fascination can be traced back to the heart of minimalism.There was too much of the outlaw about him that held its own fascination.There is a certain peculiar fascination in the stories.What's your sudden fascination with my boyfriend?No one admitted his emotions, neither the irritation nor the fascination.in fascinationThe audience watched in fascination.hold/have a fascination for somebodyKennedy has long held a fascination for Jimi Hendrix, who died from a drugs overdose in 1970.
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