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  • noun Plural form of allurement.

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Examples

  • O thou who comest to this place, take warning by that which thou seest of the accidents of Time and the vicissitudes of Fortune and be not deluded by the world and its pomps and vanities and fallacies and falsehoods and vain allurements, for that it is flattering, deceitful end treacherous, and the things thereof are but a loan to us which it will borrow back from all borrowers.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The allurements were a good dinner, and wine not to be procured but by a dealer, who could cull his own stock from thousands of pipes, and they were not to be resisted by a young man fond of pleasure, to whom such luxuries must come gratuitously, if they come at all.

    A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper Barrister-at-Law, of the Norfolk Circuit; as also, of his Father

  • Freddie at a very loose end; and so hollow did the world seem to him at the moment, so uniformly futile all its so-called allurements, that, to pass the time, he had just been trying to read the _National

    Jill the Reckless

  • Carlyle in a memorable passage called the allurements to action.

    Essays in Rebellion

  • He mentioned the beauties of his native country, and asked us if those were not sufficient allurements to induce us to prolong our journey as far north as Perth, where he resided.

    Chapter 2

  • So Balaam is invited a second time, with more allurements, he gets a reply from God that no longer has any explanation and seems to border on sarcasm, he finds he can accept.

    Ichabod–or Moral Turpitude « Unknowing

  • And during the war the allurements of trafficking and pleasure thrived.

    On the Eastern Shore

  • He mentioned the beauties of his native country, and asked us if those were not sufficient allurements to induce us to prolong our journey as far north as Perth, where he resided.

    Chapter 19

  • I did not try to achieve the illustration of a tropical heat nor the allurements of a moonlit night.

    John Seed: The Other Armenian: Arman Manookian's Short Life, and His Art

  • Curiously, her own father provided the intelligence that resulted in the death of both his daughter and her ruthless husband likely for remunerative allurements.

    C. Christine Fair: Drones Over Pakistan -- Menace or Best Viable Option?

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