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- n. attractiveness, allure or charisma
- n. an enticement, inducement or bait
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act alluring; temptation; enticement.
- n. That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating, as a motive to action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of alluring or attracting.
- n. That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth or operating as a motive to action; a temptation; an enticement: as, the allurements of pleasure or of honor.
- n. Attractiveness; fascination; charm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the power to entice or attract through personal charm
- n. attractiveness
- n. the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
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The KKK focused most closely on dance halls and automobiles, both of which, the Imperial Wizard of the Klan warned, subjected weak-willed women to “seductive allurement.”
Yet that allurement was especially problematic for them.
Mr. Mansel offers an answer of sorts: The zeal of nationalism . . . triumphed over the 'lust of trafficking' and 'allurement to pleasure.'
Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention.
As Samuel Johnson put it: Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention.
And there was the allurement, the gathering of the data; the great critical point where purity reaches dreamy hands towards pitch and refuses to call it pitch -- till defiled.
And there was an allurement about it which was as the allurement of sin.
Most anti-conversion laws seek only to address conversions "by force, allurement, or fraudulent means."
The novel, by Vladimir Nabokov, is about a man who has a passion for girls aged between 12 and 14 - creatures for him of mystery and allurement whom he calls nymphets.
I was walking beneath the elms of Harvard,—the name of allurement, the college of my youngest, wildest visions!