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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of seduce.

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Examples

  • Bell told how his captain seduced two of the 11 daughters of a Liverpool doctor named McGowan and that a gang of prostitutes made the voyage.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Kinda buried.

  • Six Nations, seduced from the English interest after the destruction of the forts at Oswego, i.

    Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.

  • Arrived there, his numbers were increased by one hundred men of the Tobacco customs, (brought him by Señor — —, who, with a rich Spanish banker went out to meet him,) forty horsemen seduced from the escort of Codallos, and a company of watchmen!

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • I use the word seduced because molested may not be the most appropriate word for a person of 17 years of age, unless they were the victim of clergy rape.

    The TexasFred Blog

  • By such temptations, I have been sometimes seduced from the rigid duty even of a pleasing and voluntary task: but my time will now be my own; and in the use or abuse of independence, I shall no longer fear my own reproaches or those of my friends.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • “Lady — —,” he began gravely (and I could not but notice that the mere title seduced him to conventional, poetic language), “moves like a lily in water; I always think of her as a lily; just as I used to think of Lily Langtry as a tulip, with a figure like a Greek vase carved in ivory.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • That, I think, is needed for them (1) to better educate their own children (whom they’ve presumably raised to have at least some respect for Christian leaders), (2) to diminish the chance that their fellow parishioners will be seduced from the righteous path by this Christian leader’s cachet, and (3) to make clearer to the non-Christian world that the Christian mainstream does not endorse this interpretation of Christian scriptures.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Jimmy Swaggart, unclear on the Ten Commandments:

  • “Lady ” ”,” he began gravely (and I could not but notice that the mere title seduced him to conventional, poetic language), “moves like a lily in water; I always think of her as a lily; just as I used to think of Lily Langtry as a tulip, with a figure like a Greek vase carved in ivory.

    Oscar Wilde

  • "Lady ----," he began gravely (and I could not but notice that the mere title seduced him to conventional, poetic language), "moves like a lily in water; I always think of her as a lily; just as I used to think of

    Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2) His Life and Confessions

  • This essay will examine how sentimentality and its valorization of virtue spread through one particular intersection of opera and literature; that is, the seduced maiden narrative is enacted in these operas, once as a comedy of sorts, once as a tragedy.

    Talking About Virtue: Paisiello's 'Nina,' Paër's 'Agnese,' and the Sentimental Ethos

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