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They say that she had color and attractiveness, although she was unusually shy and reserved.

This advent added much to the attractiveness of Long Key for me.

Thus will its utility and attractiveness both be well secured.

You could not suggest an attractiveness to the body or suggest any refinement to the manner.

What did they mean by talking about the man's attractiveness?

Then, on account of their attractiveness, they may be eaten at times in too large amounts.

An inspection of the books only is needed to make their attractiveness evident.

A flower or plant in the centre will add to its attractiveness.

It proclaimed the attractiveness of service in the British army.

Surely one's beauty, one's attractiveness, should be one's own greatest delight.

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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