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When cool, this solidifies and may be served in attractive ways.

He had seen her before in the hospital, but he had never really noticed how attractive she was.

He looked at her in her simple working-dress, so fresh, so unpretending, and attractive.

Why, he asked himself, was he unmoved by a woman who was so attractive?

When she took off her vail, she displayed a bust of the most attractive beauty.

Notwithstanding the opinions of countless flies, it was not an attractive place.

The shops were attractive from the cheerfulness of their windows.

But are not games of skill as attractive as lifting kegs of nails?

To some, obscurity itself is attractive, from the hope that worthiness is the cause of it.

So the most attractive women will compete for your preferment.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "absorptive," from Middle French attractif (14c.), from attract-, past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Meaning "having the quality of drawing people's eye or interest" is from 1580s; sense of "pleasing, alluring" is from c.1600. Related: Attractively; attractiveness.

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