Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an alluring manner; enticingly.

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  • adverb In an alluring manner.

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Examples

  • Fergus O'Hare provides a clamorous soundtrack of birds and booms; John Napier's design features projections by Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington which sometimes glow alluringly – the domestic interiors are particularly inviting – but are often off-the-peg sepia: at one dramatically low moment, soldiers march on the spot in front of a photograph of the trenches, while an account of what is going on is delivered by our hero.

    Birdsong; On Ageing; The Big Fellah; Yes, Prime Minister

  • He imagines California calling out alluringly to uptight New England, and finally allowing the American landscape to “mean something.”

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • This moment is not enough: more nuance in the screenwriting, less linearity, and more believable "darkness" might have made this alluringly shot and cast film a wrenching experience.

    Karin Badt: Cannes Premiere: Gus Van Sant's Restless Too Calm

  • None of the movies in which Maja Almquist would speak her few lines, as alluringly as she could in just a few takes, would be produced by Allen Knowles.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • This moment is not enough: more nuance in the screenwriting, less linearity, and more believable "darkness" might have made this alluringly shot and cast film a wrenching experience.

    Karin Badt: Cannes Premiere: Gus Van Sant's Restless Too Calm

  • None of the movies in which Maja Almquist would speak her few lines, as alluringly as she could in just a few takes, would be produced by Allen Knowles.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • And she laughed tantalizingly and alluringly, and clapped her hands for her women, and I knew that the audience, for this once, was over.

    Chapter 15

  • None of the movies in which Maja Almquist would speak her few lines, as alluringly as she could in just a few takes, would be produced by Allen Knowles.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • The political works of John Heartfield and George Grosz were crucial, though in its ambiguous critique of modern glamour her early art was also indebted to the prewar montages of Hannah Höch, with their alluringly odd redeployment of magazine images.

    Linder, the artist with the hex factor

  • Ray Winstone is as menacing a Magwitch as ever rose from the fog and slime, while Gillian Anderson brings a spectral, sedated air to the troubled – and, it must be said, alluringly grubby – Miss Havisham.

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