[ US /ˈɹɪvətɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɪvɪtɪŋ/ ]
  1. capable of arousing and holding the attention
    a fascinating story
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How To Use riveting In A Sentence

  • Richard Harris delivers a riveting portrayal of Captain Tyreen.
  • It's even better when the story is riveting from the get-go and manages to ramp up the tension with each chapter. My Five: Books on my Unofficial Summer Reading List
  • This building also repaired tenders in steam days; a much taller section of the roof allowed boilers to be stood on end for riveting.
  • A bonded joint has very good shear strength, but not so good resistance to being pulled or torn apart; riveting is the familiar answer.
  • Winter had been long months in riveting them, and not in a day were they to be broken, not even by the thunderbolt of spring. Chapter VIII
  • Sornette's discussion of the science of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, tornadoes and meteorite impacts is riveting.
  • We veer between a rivetingly fresh reinvention of a myth and some clunkier contemporary confrontation and despair. Times, Sunday Times
  • It has been a brilliantly written drama, riveting and full of twists and turns. The Sun
  • Just as an aside, Perry Forde, despite nicotine withdrawals was in fine fettle and led her team to victory in a riveting match-up led by quizmaster Billy Varley who also had to make the supreme sacrifice.
  • When it became clear that Frey had lied, she invited him back on her show and in what was riveting, headline-making television, she came after him with a fiery vengeance that she later regretted - so much so that, years later, in 2008, she called Frey to apologize. Now it's Oprah's moment
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