Definition of 'arresting'
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There is no denying the visually arresting imagery. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That thought is full of arresting images. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We bet it was still an arresting sight. The Sun (2011)It is the most arresting of images. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it has some of the most arresting images in the festival this year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Jersey tiger moths are feeding on flowers in the daytime and are a very arresting sight. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the most arresting sight was not the bling. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is undoubtedly an arresting image. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Together we made an arresting sight! The Sun (2012)We were acting as a church, not as arresting officers. Christianity Today (2000)Examples elsewhere might be less arresting, but not by much. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The arresting officers and paramedics appeared to be in no hurry to revive him, critics said. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Over the past couple of years, some of the most visually arresting series have hailed from abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She found the arresting officer but because he was in a room full of Germans was unable to make her approach. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not this week's arresting officers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was visually arresting but this single collective moment could have packed much more power if we'd had the opportunity to know the characters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Somehow, it manages to be funny and visually arresting, too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's all a bit weird, yet visually arresting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's factual but artistic, a truly arresting image. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He told arresting officers: 'You should have handcuffed me. The Sun (2007)
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