Examples of riveting in a Sentence
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Recent Examples of riveting from the Web
Falicia Blakely — a 34-year-old woman who is currently serving three life sentences for murdering three men by the age of 19 — has a story that will forever be immortalized by a riveting television movie.
From the unraveling of allegations at big-name institutions (Duke University, University of Virginia) to art thefts at Transylvania University, Schools for Scandal presents a syllabus’s worth of riveting journalism.
What emerges is a clearer picture of Sendak the man, and also a riveting excavation of his approach to art.
This incarnation currently is being revived in an ambitious and occasionally riveting production by the Huntington Beach Playhouse, now quartered in Westminster's Westmont School.
Outside, the unglamorously seductive Northumberland landscape beckons to this young woman, played with riveting precision by Florence Pugh.
Airplane safety videos aren’t exactly the most riveting cinematic works, but a number of airlines have attempted to up their game lately by entertaining while explaining.
This is the strange theater of Donald Trump’s battle with the media, often making for riveting television, and fantastic for ratings, but operating on multiple levels.
The NASL's Miami FC hosts USL's FC Cincinnati, with both coming off riveting victories in the round of 16.
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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
RIVETING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of riveting for English Language Learners
: very exciting or interesting
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