from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in an attracting manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By way of attraction; so as to attract.


attracting +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • In this critical view of mankind there was an affinity between him and Gwendolen before their marriage, and we know that she had been attractingly wrought upon by the refined negations he presented to her.

    Daniel Deronda

  • With this melancholy account he left the room; and soon after her ladyship entered, with an air of interesting languor, and most attractingly dressed in an elegantly deshabille, of fine muslin, trimmed with beautiful lace.

    Drelincourt and Rodalvi; or, Memoirs of Two Nobel Families


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