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seduce
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to persuade someone to do something by tempting them with something pleasurable or desired — often to make them want to have sex
  • But the twenty pounds' worth of seed-corn had been planted in vain in the seductive green plot—all of it at least which had not been dispersed by the roadside—and Fred found himself close upon the term of payment with no money at command beyond the eighty pounds which he had deposited with his mother.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (8% in)
  • About his ordinary bearing there was a certain fling, a fearless expectation of success, a confidence in his own powers and integrity much fortified by contempt for petty obstacles or seductions of which he had had no experience.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (2% in)
  • By-and-by I shall go on as quietly as possible: I have no seductions now away from home and work.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (25% in)

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