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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALLURE

Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long year to bewilder and allure.

The table was spread in a manner to engage the eye and allure the appetite.

Thus: in that by guile they allure the people to the lust of the flesh.

He has eliminated the subtle sensuousness which has its own allure in the drawing.

It is far better to allure them, by showing them the pleasures of doing right.

Half the business, my dear, is to know how to please and flatter and allure people.

She flashed at him over her shoulder a smile that had all the allure of lovely youth.

But neither peace nor plenty could allure him where Nello was not.

He did not, however, trust to this alone to allure his victim.

She saw at once that the topic did not allure him, and pushed home her advantage.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Anglo-French alurer, Old French aleurer "to attract, captivate; train a falcon to hunt," from à "to" (see ad-) + loirre "falconer's lure," from a Frankish word (see lure), perhaps influenced by French allure "gait, way of walking." Related: Allured; alluring. The noun is first attested 1540s; properly this sense is allurement.

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