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tending to or take hold of the attention, interest, etc.
Historical Examples

His attitude was arrestive as an obelisk and uncircuitable as a labyrinth.
Eden Edgar Saltus

Similarly he could disguise his voice, the natural tones of which were low, monotonous, and of no arrestive quality.
The Grey Room Eden Phillpotts

But his eyes—those peering light-blue eyes—they were the most arrestive of any of his peculiarities.
The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


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