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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLAMOUR

But—if indeed, you are dazzled by the glamour of a title—do not be too confident of his fealty.

But what did anything matter, if the glamour of the Nile was in our blood?

Yet the fascinating possibility is like a taste for drink, or the glamour of cards.

There is a mystery at the heart of the book that throws over it the glamour of romance.

But the 'glamour' of the moon is not a mere poetic invention or a lover's fancy.

You would destroy all glamour, and be the death of every principle.

When the glamour of his personality is forgotten, what will be remembered?

This was the house in which he had first dreamed the dream by the glamour of which he had been led astray.

When the work of the household was in hand she shook off the glamour of the new-found emotion.

If we pursue the glamour of God, we find the exact opposite of all these things.

WORD ORIGIN

1720, Scottish, "magic, enchantment" (especially in phrase to cast the glamor), a variant of Scottish gramarye "magic, enchantment, spell," alteration of English grammar (q.v.) with a medieval sense of "any sort of scholarship, especially occult learning." Popularized by the writings of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Sense of "magical beauty, alluring charm" first recorded 1840.

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