Infatuated means to be inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.


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And lo, because Netflix’s new four-part “erotic thriller” filling in the recently vacated Sex/Life slot is based on Josephine Hart’s 1991 novel Damage, it comes to pass. Damage, readers of a certain age will remember, was the following year made into a film starring Jeremy Irons as the infatuated older man, Juliette Binoche as the enigmatic femme fatale and Miranda Richardson stealing the whole show as the shattered wife and mother.

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We became so infatuated with each other that eventually Baykal stopped going to work at all. Neither of us had a job and staying together meant we needed money, but we really didn’t want to work.

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Big banks can also offer customers non-cash perks. JPMorgan invests {$}14 billion a year on its tech, and has bought dozens of companies to burnish its offering, from restaurant guide The Infatuation to high-end travel agent Frosch. Bank of America touts its artificial-intelligence-powered financial assistant, Erica.

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Cook, a native of Mobile, Alabama, has spent the past 20-plus years based in Silicon Valley — where activities like hiking and kayaking can feel overshadowed by glitzy tech startup campuses. But his previous stops in North Carolina and Colorado prompted his infatuation with the outdoors, he said.

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This exchange speaks to a point I’ve been making about U.S. officials’ bizarre infatuation with TikTok. Many lawmakers — Democrats and Republicans alike — have pushed for a nationwide ban on the social media platform, saying that it’s unsafe from a digital privacy perspective and, they say, because the platform is used to suppress speech abroad. When TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before the House in March, multiple lawmakers claimed that suppression of accounts critical of the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs — an oppressed ethnic group — was reason enough to ban TikTok in the United States.

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Siddal's languid fragility, a result of suffering from consumption, came to exemplify Rossetti's concept of beauty - and he was completely infatuated with her.

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With women in general his letters convey a message of conspicuous gallantry, playfully flirtatious in the manner of a male coquette. The most self-revealing letter he ever wrote, “a dialogue between the head and the heart,” was sent to Maria Cosway, an Anglo-Italian beauty who left him utterly infatuated . Jefferson and Cosway, who was married to a prominent if somewhat degenerate English miniaturist, spent several months in a romantic haze, touring Parisian gardens, museums, and art shows together, but whether Jefferson’s head or heart prevailed, either in the letter or in life, is impossible to know.


Justine Wewers, a high-school geography teacher in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin district, said she has seen a wearying number of student infatuations over the years, from video games to “Uno” to fidget spinners. By comparison, the chess craze strikes her as a healthy activity for young minds.

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Gao said he saw in the novel various " infatuations " — the Great Grandmother with midwifery, Ruhua with her husband, Luo Bao with making bean curd, and so on. " Infatuation " becomes the center of their lives. He praised the novel's focus on the emotional lives of the individuals in the countryside.

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I am from a small town near Cambridge, England, well-known for its universities. Since I was a child, I've been infatuated with Chinese action flicks, particularly those starring Jackie Chan. When I eventually got my first job, I was able to purchase the Jackie Chan VHS collection. Though it was inevitable that I would end up in China, I never anticipated having a successful career here.

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Green also blows up the widespread idea that advanced alien civilizations will be run by machines. Right now, humans are infatuated with technology. Therefore, scientists and fiction writers fantasize that tech represents an advanced state of civilization. But, Green reminds us, that’s roughly equivalent to insisting that Earth is at the center of the universe.

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Taubman says: “I think, frankly, he fell in love with Elizabeth Holmes. It was not a physical relationship but I believe he was infatuated with her and she understood that and played on it in a calculating way.

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A confession: Penny Mordaunt was my teenage political crush. Publicly admitting that would be rather more embarrassing if the performance of the Leader of the House of Commons at the coronation didn’t have my fellow Conservatives infatuated . God knows what my 15-year-old self would have made of her eye-catching role on Saturday, but many Tory supporters were suitably impressed.

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Smith started out as a dancer in a Texas strip club, having already had a baby from a rash teenage marriage; one of the customers in the club was 86-year-old oil billionaire J Howard Marshall who became infatuated with Smith, showered her with money and gifts, and finally married her – to the rage of his grownup son Pierce, who succeeded in ringfencing the old man’s entire estate in a trust so Smith could get none of the money after his death.

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Depp might actually have been better cast as the lead: Madame Jeanne du Barry, the low-born and entrancingly sensual mistress and royal favourite with whom the king was scandalously infatuated at court, permitting her all manner of familiarities and intimacies. Jeanne is in fact played by the movie’s director, Maïwenn, who has written the screenplay with Teddy Lussi-Modeste and Nicolas Livecchi.

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