For example, a picture of a contemporary operating theater, or the carefully annotated political cartoons showing Victoria and Peel as successful mesmerists (thus demonstrating the power of the mesmerizer and the inferiority of the mesmerized
subject), are exciting testimonies to her argument; whereas portraits of Dionysius Lar dner or Thomas Wakley, or even the playbill showing Charles Dickens as an actor in a private performance of Inchbald's Animal Magnetism, are of marginal interest.
I was mesmerized
by a stunning ballerina, and still remember her generosity, femininity, and warmth.
Inside the hotel lobby, you will be mesmerized
by the 25-foot ficus trees reaching for the ceiling of a soaring glass atrium.
About 650 fans crowded into the club and stood mesmerized
and worshipful as a retrospective of Madonna videos played on a movie-theater-size screen.
He was, according to Temple, "mesmerized
" at the first sight of a ballet class.
The precept of inferiority legitimized slavery and justified segregation, he contends, and to this day, he writes, "the premise of black inferiority and white superiority remains an essential element of the 'American identity,' mesmerized
as we still are by race and color."
The public was mesmerized
as the choreography moved into its final passage, with all twelve dancers reunited in movement.
by their seemingly boneless arms, I recall that the Balinese word for dancing is ngigel, which also means "to bend."
She and Bradley mesmerized
the audience with their darkly romantic pas de deux.