Examples of riveting in a Sentence
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Across two violent, riveting seasons, Narcos did just that—at first swiftly, as its first season chronicled Escobar's meteoric ten-year rise and reign; then taking its time, as Season Two chronicled his final days.
Network's Peter Finch and The Dark Knight's Heath Ledger famously won posthumous Oscars for emotionally riveting performances.
Miami remains the lone undefeated team in the ACC after a riveting comeback victory vs. visiting Virginia.
From the dawn of domestication to pampered modern pets, anthrozoologist Bradshaw, author of the best-selling Cat Sense and Dog Sense, traces the evolution of predators into companions in this riveting read.
What makes this not only possible, but also riveting and unforgettable, is Kavan’s meticulous, compacted style.
All of the most riveting human drama in Robin Campillo’s Beats Per Minute takes place in a cramped lecture hall somewhere in Paris, at the site of a weekly meeting of the city’s chapter of the HIV-AIDS advocacy group ACT UP.
The process of lifting the pair into a boat without hurting them was a slow, riveting drama.
But the show steadily improved during its second season, conveying historical knowledge and current scholarship through a riveting drama built on touching love stories, sharp wit, and some entertaining lowbrow humor.
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First Known Use of riveting
Synonymsabsorbing, arresting, consuming, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, interesting
Antonymsboring, drab, dry, dull, heavy, monotonous, tedious, uninteresting
Related Wordsbreathtaking, electric, electrifying, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, inspiring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; provocative, tantalizing; emphatic, showy, splashy, striking; alluring, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, spellbinding; hypnotizing, mesmerizing; curious, odd, unusual, weird; amazing, astonishing, astounding, eventful, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), surprising, wonderful, wondrous; amusing, entertaining
Near Antonymsoperose, tiresome, tiring, wearisome, wearying; sterile, unexciting; dreary, humdrum, pedantic, pedestrian; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting
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