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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEDUCED

You have not seduced Mrs. Wharton; you have been seduced by her.

I am bound, after the divorce, to marry the woman I have seduced.

Pardon me, but I seduced no affection, I have broken no tie.

If by such a wretch as thee she can be seduced from the obedience of virtue and the Gods, then let her fall.

The seduced, on the contrary, falls completely under the power of the seducer.

He is seduced into the life of pleasure, and becomes a lawless person and a rogue.

Will he who is seduced learn the habit of courage; or will the seducer acquire temperance?

My treatise was admirable; but I had seduced the daughter of my protector.

Even the Gothic Christians were seduced by these alluring refinements.

The admirable success of Mr. Magennis's experiment has seduced you!'

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "to persuade a vassal, etc., to desert his allegiance or service," from Latin seducere "lead away, lead astray," from se- "aside, away" (see secret (n.)) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Sexual sense, now the prevailing one, is attested from 1550s and apparently was not in Latin. Originally "entice (a woman) to a surrender of chastity." Related: Seduced; seducing.

Replaced Middle English seduisen (late 15c.), from Middle French séduire "seduce," from Old French suduire "to corrupt, seduce," from Latin subducere "draw away, withdraw, remove," from sub- "from under, further" (see sub-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke).

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