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  • n. Plural form of enticing.

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Examples

  • But the fairest objects and enticings proceed from men themselves, which most frequently captivate, allure, and make them dote beyond all measure upon one another, and that for many respects: first, as some suppose, by that secret force of stars, (quod me tibi temperat astrum?)

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • On each soft side — coincident with the parted swell, that but once leaving him then flowed so wide away — on each bright side, the whale shed off enticings.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • For thine own lust, I have manifested elsewhere what it aims at in all its actings and enticings.

    Of Temptation

  • Nothing the Government does to us will bring us to ignominy, unless we ourselves turn traitors to the cause by accepting its enticings and succumbing to its intimidations.

    STATEMENT ON THE "SABOTAGE ACT," JUNE 1962(1)

  • The industrious man is seldom found guilty of a crime; for he has no time to listen to the enticings of the wicked one, and he is content with the enjoyments honest effort affords.

    The Elements of Character

  • But the submarine diver has a new revelation of piscine character and beauty, and perhaps can better understand the enticings of a siren or fantastic Lurlei than the classical scholar.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873

  • On each soft side -- coincident with the parted swell, that but once leaving him then flowed so wide away -- on each bright side, the whale shed off enticings.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • On each soft side -- coincident with the parted swell, that but once leaving him, then flowed so wide away -- on each bright side, the whale shed off enticings.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • This is he that forsook his goods, his relations, his country, and life for me: this is the man that overcame the flatteries and threats, allurements and enticings, of a whole world for me; behold him, he is an Israelite indeed (John 1: 47), the top man in his generation, "none like him in all the earth" (Job 1: 8).

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • When a person has a spiritual realization of the true nature of God, and that we are all spiritual children of God with infinite potential; the light of this knowledge and eternal possibility makes the enticings of sin pale in comparison.

    LDS Doctrine

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