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allurement

[uh-loo r-muh nt] /əˈlʊər mənt/
noun
1.
fascination; charm.
2.
the means of alluring.
3.
the act or process of alluring.
Origin of allurement
1540-1550
1540-50; allure1 + -ment
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  • How true was this dream of theirs gathering detail and allurement as it passed from sire to son!

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • "If I give her to them, she will never be a widow," was the allurement there.

    Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
  • There was allurement in his presence quite different from that of any other.

    Rose of Dutcher's Coolly Hamlin Garland
  • It is a peaceful scene, not without something of allurement.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • This bluff kindness, joined to the allurement of his powerful form, profoundly affected the girl.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • She gets the charm and the allurement of the growing bud on life's tree.

    The Family and it's Members Anna Garlin Spencer
  • He withstood the temptation, mindful of his marriage-vow: she used every allurement; but he was resolute.

  • This is the allurement of war, its persistent illusion, perhaps.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • Of all these tales, those of the border naturally had most allurement.

  • Her mediumship, so vital to the world, so sacred in his eyes, had but added to her allurement.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
Word Origin and History for allurement
n.

1540s, "means of alluring;" see allure + -ment. Meaning "act of alluring" is recorded from 1560s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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