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Enticement   Listen
Enticement  n.  
The act or practice of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.
Synonyms: Allurement; attraction; temptation; seduction; inveiglement; persuasion; inducement.

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"Enticement" Quotes from Famous Books

... purposes as long as the operator uses *exactly* the right commands and skirts its numerous bugs, deficiencies, and unimplemented portions, or to a special version of a program (frequently with some features crippled) which is distributed at little or no cost to the user for enticement purposes. ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... a sofa cushion, on the tea-table, the chink of moved china, touching other china. And two or three times he heard the faint sound of her breathing. He knew she was suffering intensely, and he believed it was because of the haunting, inexorable remembrance of the enticement that abominable fellow, Arabian, had had for her. But he had to go on. And he went on till he came to the scene in the ...
— December Love • Robert Hichens

... conduct with conviction, it may be, for all its passionate and bitter sincerity, set in vain. In every hour of every day there are hundreds of lives that battle honestly, but with decreasing spiritual forces, with passion and temptation. Sometimes a life is driven by the fierce gales of enticement, the swift currents of desire, right upon the jagged rock of some great sin. Lives that have seemed strong and fair go down every day, do they not, and shock us for a moment with their irremediable catastrophe? And we must ...
— Preaching and Paganism • Albert Parker Fitch

... whispered, "she has great power of enticement, my Carson. I fear for your loss—to me. She will take you from me, and I shall be alone—or dead. ...
— The Copper-Clad World • Harl Vincent

... the beauty of her eyes that had such sober sweetness in them, despite the dear mischief of her nature; and the way of her little feet, and the loveliness of her hair; and the dainty rogue-grace of her movements; and her mouth an enticement, as that a child and a woman smiled out of the one face. And this to be no more than but an hint of the ...
— The Night Land • William Hope Hodgson

... land I had looked upon with such disgust when first I had seen it, the range lay dimpled in all the enticement of spring. Where first I had seen dirty snow-banks, the green was bright as our lawn at home. The hilltops were lighter in shade, and the jagged line of hills in the far distance was a soft, soft blue, just stopping short of reddish-purple. I'm not the sort of human ...
— The Range Dwellers • B. M. Bower

Words linked to "Enticement" :   lure, temptation, attractiveness, solicitation, attraction, influence, seduction, entice, allurement, wheedling, sweetener, forbidden fruit, leading off, come-on, hook, leading astray

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