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Against her better judgement, she let herself be allured.
  a tempting or enticing quality; or to tempt or entice
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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
  • Well, do change it, allure me with something else, give me another ideal.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Notes from the Underground
  • Instead, when he’d met my gaze for a jolting moment, I’d seen life bursting through, chaotic and alluring beneath the shadow of the mask.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • With the added allure of her trust fund—her family, old tobacco money, was still one of the wealthiest in the state—to many people, she was the sorority.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "I’m not letting you pull another Camp Haven on me," I said, adding what I hoped to be an alluring purr to the timbre.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Approximately a third of the population wore makeup almost every day—out of habit, as an effort to feel normal, or to be more alluring either to a staffer or another inmate.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Drinking was never very alluring to me, but that night I had decided to take a few glasses of rice spirits with dinner.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I didn’t have to be Nemesis to understand the allure of revenge.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • At the time I was not so much politically innocent as a political neuter, a castrato, and I read the Post not for its liberal editorials or for Max Lerner’s columns—all of which bored me—but for its breezy big-city journalistic style and its alluring reports on the haut monde, notably those of Leonard Lyons.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Vee was right—something about him was incredibly alluring.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The idea seemed at once exasperating and alluring, knowing there was absolutely nothing he could do the rest of the day.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Teetering in her high shoes, she walked fast, always tugging at her too-short skirt, a forward-leaning walk, weirdly alluring.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I guess there’s something very alluring about that to some kids.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A future in Jordan felt limited, lacking suspense, whereas the United States seemed alluringly full of both uncertainty and possibility.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The young female admirers who seemed to come along with the package added to the allure.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • And still, at wide intervals in the silvery night, the lonely, alluring jet would be seen.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Yet the offer was an alluring one, for, supposing it took the elephant fifteen hours to reach Allahabad, his owner would receive no less than six hundred pounds sterling.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • It was the sweet allurement of the mimosa tree in full bloom that finally overcame my fears.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • "He would throw you both in the drunk tank," the young girl scoffed, "then I would be alone all night, and—" Her voice was sweet with allurement.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The singing, thundering, magical words made her seem doubly dangerous, doubly alluring.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Her allure stemmed from her accessibility; like Mt. Everest, she was there, and the men climbed on top of her each time they felt the urge.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But otherwise I’m sure I looked rather alluring.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He seemed to breathe again the warm stuffy odour of the basement kitchen, an odour compounded of bugs and dirty clothes and villainous cheap scent, but nevertheless alluring, because no woman of the Party ever used scent, or could be imagined as doing so.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Although Professor Langdon might not be considered hunk-handsome like some of our younger awardees, this forty-something academic has more than his share of scholarly allure.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The autumn in Otradnoe with the hunting, and the winter with the Christmas holidays and Sonya’s love, had opened out to him a vista of tranquil rural joys and peace such as he had never known before, and which now allured him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Its allure.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Nila pushed against every single notion I had ever had of how a woman was to behave, a trait that I knew met with the stout disapproval of people like Zahid—and surely Saboor too, and every man in my village, and all the women—but to me it only added to her already enormous allure and mystery.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Even then, while I gazed, they came up in troops, hurriedly, with ravenous eyes, allured by the scent of the meat.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • In Willie-Jay his vanity had found support, his sensibility shelter, and the four-month exile from this high-carat appreciation had made it more alluring than any dream of buried gold.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Dolly listened with a devout look, glancing at Marner in some confidence that this strain would help to allure him to church.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Clove and bay, but there was something at the end of it; something that made the scent finish tangy and bitter . dark and mystic and alluring in its . naughtiness.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • In trying to understand McCandless, I inevitably came to reflect on other, larger subjects as well: the grip wilderness has on the American imagination, the allure high-risk activities hold for young men of a certain mind, the complicated, highly charged bond that exists between fathers and sons.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Odysseus has, when we first see him, to free himself from the amorous bondage of the goddess Kalypso, earlier on in his story from the deadly-dangerous but alluring witch Kirke.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • How alluring, how dazzling it is!
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Such feminine allure in that girl-child’s voice, Jessica thought.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • By December 15 we had left the alluring Society Islands in the west, likewise elegant Tahiti, queen of the Pacific.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Too wide across the cheek bones, too pointed at the chin, it was a sweet, timid face but a plain face, and she had no feminine tricks of allure to make observers forget its plainness.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • They are soundless apparitions that speak to me, with looks and gestures silently, without any word—and it is the alarm of their silence that forces me to lay hold of my sleeve and my rifle lest I should abandon myself to the liberation and allurement in which my body would dilate and gently pass away into the still forces that lie behind these things.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I was vain and frivolous; your wealth and position allured me: I married you, hoping in my heart that your great love for me would beget in me a love for you . but, alas!
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The costume of the votary of music had undergone no other alteration from that so lately described, except that he had covered his bald head with the triangular beaver, which had not proved sufficiently alluring to excite the cupidity of any of his captors.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • If, on the other side, it was not she—which was still quite possible—for the little light that remained rendered a mistake easy—might it not be the commencement of some plot against him through the allurement of this woman, for whom his love was known?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The penetrating and alluring aroma of coffee drew his eye to the steaming cup waiting for him on the end table by the door.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • She’s actually smiling, coquettishly even; there’s a hint of her former small-screen mannequin’s allure, flickering over her face like momentary static.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Her enchantments < came from this: allurement of the eyes, hunger of longing, and the touch of lips that steals all wisdom from the coolest men.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She acted coy, diffident, but alluring.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • And, behold, the dream of so many years was all but realised; the beauty and education of Avdotya Romanovna had impressed him; her helpless position had been a great allurement; in her he had found even more than he dreamed of.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • This practice added a mysterious allure to their work and also protected them from persecution should their writings or artwork be deemed counterestablishment.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Kitty wrote that no prospect was so alluring as to spend the summer with Dolly at Ergushovo, full of childish associations for both of them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
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