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Word: riveting

Definition: holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing


Sentences Containing 'riveting'

A review in "The Times of India" said that the film's climax reaches the level of "Reservoir Dogs", and described it as "absolutely riveting stuff, with the camera going on a hitherto unexplored journey in Indian cinema."
Hale also was not impressed with the interaction between the two participants, whose personalities he found uninteresting, stating that he found the snake bite suffered by the field producer shown in the beginning of the episode to be more riveting.
Holt dominated almost all of the exchanges with Arnaoutis and eventually dropped him in the final round with a riveting right hand to the jaw en route to a unanimous decision victory.
It is an amazing piece of cinema - riveting, thought-provoking, transformative.
Something about his disjointed delivery and downright weird lyrics is riveting.
Stunning choreography and riveting critiques challenge stale stereotypes of “traditional Africa” to unveil soul-shaking responses to the beauty and tragedy of 21st century Africa.
The band's female-fronted hard rock sound has been compared to Paramore and Evanescence, and Dawn Michele's vocals on "Unbreakable" have been described as "riveting".
Wendy Schmalz, for "Publishers Weekly", was particularly effusive, stating "it's a riveting story that many readers will finish in one sitting", finding that "each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face-off."
Zee News also rated the film 4 out of 5 and said, "Bhardwaj has once again delivered a powerful film that completely bowls you over with its splendid script, riveting narrative and stellar performances by lead pairShahid and Priyanka have a cracking on-screen chemistry that certainly reminds you of yesteryears on-screen couples."
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