Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Seduction.
  • n. Something that seduces.

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  • n. seduction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of seducing.
  • n. The means employed to seduce, as flattery, promises, deception, etc.; arts of enticing or corrupting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of seducing; seduction.
  • n. The means employed to seduce; the arts of flattery, falsehood, and deception.

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Examples

  • Certainly it is a thing may touch a man with a religious wonder, to see how the footsteps of seducement are the very same in divine and human truth; for, as in divine truth man cannot endure to become as a child, so in human, they reputed the attending the inductions (whereof we speak), as if it were a second infancy or childhood.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Yea, in case of such seducement from God, though by nearest allies, severe punishment was to be inflicted upon the seducer, Deut. xiii.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • Invest them with power upon the same tenure as the British judges hold their station, removable upon delinquency, punishable upon guilt, but fearless of danger if they discharge their trust, and they will be liable to no seducement, and will execute their functions with glory to themselves, and for the common good of the country and mankind.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • Next to make them expert in the usefulest points of grammar, and withal to season23 them, and win them early to the love of virtue and true labor, ere any flattering seducement, or vain principle seize them wandering, some easy and delightful book of education would be read to them; whereof the Greeks have store, as Cebes, 24 Plutarch, 25 and other Socratic discourses.

    Of Education

  • God is said in Ge 22: 1 to have "tempted Abraham"; but there the tempting meant is that of trying or proving, not that of seducement.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Birtles was in; yet doubted not her standing firm against all seducement.

    Vicissitudes in Genteel Life

  • For this purpose every seducement and fallacy is sought, the hopes still rest upon some new experiment till life is at an end; and the last hour steals on unperceived, while the faculties are engaged in resisting reason, and repressing the sense of the Divine disapprobation.

    The Rambler, sections 55-112 (1750-1751); from The Works of Samuel Johnson in Sixteen Volumes, Vol. IV

  • Self-love has indeed many powers of seducement; but it surely ought not to exalt any individual to equality with the collective body of mankind, or persuade him that a benefit conferred on him is equivalent to every other virtue.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

  • Certainly it is a thing may touch a man with a religious wonder, to see how the footsteps of seducement are the very same in divine and human truth; for, as in divine truth man cannot endure to become as

    The Advancement of Learning

  • He made a very free and full acknowledgment of his error and seducement, and that with much detestation of his sin.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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