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  • Babbitt had uneasily felt that to many men she might be alluring; now he admitted that to himself she was overwhelmingly alluring.
  • Babbitt had uneasily felt that to many men she might be alluring; now he admitted that to himself she was overwhelmingly alluring.
  • Even the delights of dancing paled before the alluring opportunities for tete-a-tetes that invited the soul to loaf in the long library before the baronial fireplace, or in the drawing-room with its deep comfy armchairs, its shaded lamps just made for a sly whisper of pretty nothings all a deux; or even in the billiard room where one could take a cue and show a prowess at still another game than that sponsored by Cupid and Terpsichore.

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  • Against her better judgement, she let herself be allured.
  • There was nothing to allure her now; duty would be easy, and all the old calm purposes would reign peacefully once more.
    Eliot, George  --  The Mill on the Floss

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