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  • n. Plural form of seductress.


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  • “This kind of thinking that female sex offenders are harmless seductresses rather than predators or perpetrators can set us back decades,” said Torie Camp, deputy director the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault TAASA.

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  • The work is a demonstration of his obsession, Ms. Morton notes, "with the duality of women, being nurturers and also dangerous seductresses."

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  • He called Steinberg's bill a "siren's song" -- evoking an image of the the bill resulting in a grim outcome for the state's schools, just as the seductresses in Greek mythology lured sailors to crash their ships on the rocks.

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  • Before he completes his heroic cycle, Obama will confront green-eyed seductresses, Sirens, blind seers, lotus-eaters, the “ghosts” of the underworld, the God-guide Hermes, and about a half-dozen sundry “demons.”

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  • A Lolita, say, or Viriconium, or Little, Big -- these are the complex, sultry prose seductresses that you never want to say goodnight to, and dream of long after parting.

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  • Black women have always been viewed politically as impolitic and sexually as wild, exotic seductresses with loose mores; or the exact opposite as high minded religious prudes looking to emasculate and control black men.

    Sophia A. Nelson: The Strong Educated Black Woman in the 21st Century

  • Pamela Harriman, one of the leading 20th-century seductresses of the great and the good, is said to have been inspired by the adventures of her great-great-aunt, Jane Digby (1807-81).

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  • Women are cast either as Madonna figures, like the Virgin Mary, or as seductresses, like Eve in the Garden of Eden story from the Bible.

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  • In a deft reengineering of the Scheherazade legend, Rushdie makes several of his femmes fatales into conjured or perhaps better say incanted figures: seductresses of the imagination who nonetheless exert tremendous power in the “real” world; women of mystical and mythical authority who are projected along the song lines.

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  • Tutsi women were portrayed as cunning seductresses who used beauty and sexual power to conquer the Hutus… .



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