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 for Arresting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arrest \Ar*rest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrested; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Arresting.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter,
     fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re +
     stare to stand. See Rest remainder.]
     1. To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as,
        to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
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              Nor could her virtues the relentless hand
              Of Death arrest.                      --Philips.
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     2. (Law) To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law;
        as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
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     Note: After this word Shakespeare uses of ("I arrest thee of
           high treason") or on; the modern usage is for.
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     3. To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the
        eyes or attention. --Buckminster.
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     4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate. [Obs.]
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              We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     Syn: To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop;
          apprehend; seize; lay hold of.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arresting \Ar*rest"ing\ ([a^]r*r[e^]st"[i^]ng), a.
     Striking; attracting attention; impressive.
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           This most solemn and arresting occurrence. --J. H.
                                                    Newman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  arresting
      adj 1: commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people
             turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never
             to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance" [syn:
             arresting, sensational, stunning]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "arresting":
     affective, appealing, apprehension, arrestation, arrestment,
     attractive, conspicuous, dazzling, detention, electrifying,
     enchanting, extraordinary, fascinating, impressive, marked, moving,
     nab, outstanding, pickup, pinch, pointed, prominent, remarkable,
     salient, shocking, signal, striking, stunning, surprising,
     touching
  
  

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