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 Meanings and Examples of ALLURE
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 v.  attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Too wide across the cheek bones, too pointed at the chin, it was a sweet, timid face but a plain face, and she had no feminine tricks of allure to make observers forget its plainness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
2  Well, do change it, allure me with something else, give me another ideal.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: X
3  He really was attracted to the woman, and even after thinking hard about it could find no good reason why he should not give in to her allure.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
4  Her relatives encouraged me; competitors piqued me; she allured me: a marriage was achieved almost before I knew where I was.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  The vegetables in the gardens, the milk and cheese that I saw placed at the windows of some of the cottages, allured my appetite.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
6  No wonder there had been some among the hunters who namelessly transported and allured by all this serenity, had ventured to assail it; but had fatally found that quietude but the vesture of tornadoes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
7  But your arts and allurements may, in a moment of infatuation, have made him forget what he owes to himself and to all his family.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 56
8  He mentioned the beauties of his native country and asked us if those were not sufficient allurements to induce us to prolong our journey as far north as Perth, where he resided.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
9  They were still talking of the dinner and the allurements of city life when Mrs. Pontellier herself slipped around the corner of the house.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXIX
10  She was magnificently a specimen of the illiterate divorcee of forty made up to look thirty, clever, and alluring.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  And still, at wide intervals in the silvery night, the lonely, alluring jet would be seen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
12  Kitty wrote that no prospect was so alluring as to spend the summer with Dolly at Ergushovo, full of childish associations for both of them.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 7
13  He saw her serious alluring eyes watching him from among the audience and their image at once swept away his scruples, leaving his will compact.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
14  Honors, of course, are alluring; but as against the happiness which comes from doing one's duty, they are nothing but dross and vanity.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT III
15  She was not hungry, and had meant to go without luncheon; but she was too tired to return home, and the long perspective of white tables showed alluringly through the windows.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
Example Sentence:
1  Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.
2  He's an excellent actor, but he doesn't have the sexual allure that the role requires.
3  Money is a kind of allurement for us.
4  The story of the universe is a mythic drama of creativity, allurement, relation, and grace.