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 Meanings and Examples of ATTRACT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  And even later, during the foolish years, when foolish things attract, the measure of affection which Alexander Petrovitch retained was extraordinary.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
2  The other couples could not attract a moment's attention to their own evolutions and did not even try to do so.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX
3  He felt it awkward to attract everyone's attention and to be considered a lucky man and, with his plain face, to be looked on as a sort of Paris possessed of a Helen.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
4  Prince Andrew, who had also been brought forward before the Emperor's eyes to complete the show of prisoners, could not fail to attract his attention.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIX
5  Closing his eyes, he bowed a la francaise, without taking leave, and trying to attract as little attention as possible, he left the room.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V
6  Petya pulled him by the arm to attract his attention.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XX
7  Wishing to speak and to attract their attention, he got up, but at that moment his legs grew cold and bare.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IX
8  More than two hours passed and Gerasim took the liberty of making a slight noise at the door to attract his attention, but Pierre did not hear him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVIII
9  Herself a consummate coquette, she could not have maneuvered better on meeting a man she wished to attract.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VI
10  To fluff out her curls, put on fashionable dresses, and sing romantic songs to fascinate her husband would have seemed as strange as to adorn herself to attract herself.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER X
11  Atoms attract each other and atoms repel one another.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VII
12  A curious passive inattention had such possession of her, that the presence of her little sister in the room did not attract her notice for some time.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
13  Formed in the best proportions of her sex, Rowena was tall in stature, yet not so much so as to attract observation on account of superior height.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  On each side there was much to attract, and their acquaintance soon promised as early an intimacy as good manners would warrant.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
15  The Dodger and Master Bates, unwilling to attract public attention by running down the open street, had merely retired into the very first doorway round the corner.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
16  This film is unlikely to attract large audiences unless it gets/it is given a big push in the media.
17  These flowers are brightly coloured in order to attract butterflies.
18  Shops are being forced to put their prices down in order to attract customers.
19  If you want to attract more customers, try advertising in the local paper.
20  The party needs to take steps to attract disaffected voters.
21  Flowers are designed to attract insects which then carry the pollen from plant to plant.
22  Many hotels are offering discounts in an attempt to attract punters/pull in the punters.
23  Top of the range Scotches attract a fanatical following among whisky buffs.
24  It is an exhibition designed to attract and reflect all aspects of health and leisure activities.
25  We are trying to attract managers who know the score.
26  Similar poles of magnets repel each other, and opposite poles attract.
27  The male uses song to attract a female to his nest site.
28  Poles of the same name repel each other; poles of unlike name attract each other.
29  Because the company had to undercharge for shipping costs to attract customers, it actually lost money on most of the items it sold.
30  The government is trying to attract more investment into the shipbuilding industry.