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seduce
used in Leaves of Grass

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to persuade someone to do something by tempting them with something pleasurable or desired — often to make them want to have sex
  • Not one word or deed, not venereal sore, discoloration, privacy of the onanist, Putridity of gluttons or rum-drinkers, peculation, cunning, betrayal, murder, seduction, prostitution, But has results beyond death as really as before death.
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (41% in)
  • ...convulsive sobs from young men at anguish with themselves, remorseful after deeds done, I see in low life the mother misused by her children, dying, neglected, gaunt, desperate, I see the wife misused by her husband, I see the treacherous seducer of young women, I mark the ranklings of jealousy and unrequited love attempted to be hid, I see these sights on the earth, I see the workings of battle, pestilence, tyranny, I see martyrs and prisoners, I observe a famine at sea, I observe...
    Book 20 — BY THE ROADSIDE (66% in)
  • Can you hold your hand against all seductions, follies, whirls, fierce contentions? are you very strong? are you really of the whole People?
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (56% in)

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