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  • v. Present participle of seduce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Seductive.


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  • If Mary succeeds in seducing the earl into her own web of treachery and treason, or if the great spymaster William Cecil links them to the growing conspiracy to free Mary from her illegal imprisonment, they will all face the headsman.

    The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory: Book summary

  • It's a comic "Don Giovanni" — a count interested in seducing women — with Juan Diego Fl ó rez, the king of the high-Cs.

    Taking Flight With the Met

  • While my being is prolonged, I must feel the disgraceful, and torturing effects of my guilt in seducing her!

    The Coquette, or, The History of Eliza Wharton: A Novel Founded on Fact

  • The trick to doing Henry and William James scholarship would henceforth entail seducing the various James executive-heirs into believing both in one's seriousness and that one had the family's reputation foremost in mind.

    The Afterlife of the Lion

  • We hear his criticisms of her dancing and her attitude; we witness him groping Nina's body -- what Thomas calls "seducing" but is more akin to sexual assault.

    Tiffany Tsai: Seduce Me: Female Bodies in Black Swan

  • One of the tycoons who helped popularize Everybody Credit and came up with the notion of seducing consumers by making it cheap or, at first, even free (then raising the rates once the consumer had built up a substantial balance), defended it in the documentary as a clever and productive business practice.

    TV rarely tackles a topic that pays its bills: Misleading credit card ads

  • “You know, I toyed with the idea of seducing you tonight.”


  • "I find" that, of all my sinful follies, none has been so ruinous a snare in seducing me from God as idolatrous women (1Ki 11: 3, 4; Pr 5: 3,

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Catholic that she was, she had found it terribly erotic, the notion of seducing a priest on the eve of his ordination, stealing him-if only for a moment-from God.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • So it may well be that the concept of an afterlife is ultimately just a trick of language, each word seducing the critical mind into a state of calm acceptance.

    Jacob's Ladder


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