the means of .
the act or process of .
How true was this dream of theirs gathering detail and allurement as it passed from sire to son!
A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
“If I give her to them, she will never be a widow,” was the allurement there.
Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
There was allurement in his presence quite different from that of any other.
Rose of Dutcher’s Coolly Hamlin Garland
It is a peaceful scene, not without something of allurement.
Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
This bluff kindness, joined to the allurement of his powerful form, profoundly affected the girl.
Money Magic Hamlin Garland
She gets the charm and the allurement of the growing bud on life’s tree.
The Family and it’s Members Anna Garlin Spencer
He withstood the temptation, mindful of his marriage-vow: she used every allurement; but he was resolute.
The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I. Anonymous
This is the allurement of war, its persistent illusion, perhaps.
The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
Of all these tales, those of the border naturally had most allurement.
A Son of the Middle Border Hamlin Garland
Her mediumship, so vital to the world, so sacred in his eyes, had but added to her allurement.
The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
1540s, “means of alluring;” see allure + -ment. Meaning “act of alluring” is recorded from 1560s.
very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive. fascinating; charming. to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable. to fascinate; charm. to be attractive or tempting. fascination; charm; appeal. Contemporary Examples Downtown darling Vena Cava showed off a structured collection, full of modern lines and alluring glimpses of skin. Fashion Takes a Bow The Daily Beast […]
very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive. fascinating; charming. Historical Examples The sun shone warm and bright; the chinook blew balmily and alluringly; the trail stretched before us dry and level. Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922 Lucy Maud Montgomery Might their melodies not strike freshly and alluringly on the ear to-day? A Boswell […]
allus. allusion allusively
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: The novel’s title is an allusion to Shakespeare. the act of ; the making of a casual or indirect reference to something: The Bible is a fertile source of allusion in art. Obsolete. a metaphor or parable. Contemporary Examples From […]
having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by . Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative. Contemporary Examples This is about as explicit as 1Q84 ever gets, and even here the sense of things is allusive. Murakami’s Dreamy Return Malcolm Jones November 3, 2011 Historical Examples This follows from the allusive way in […]