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seduce
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3 uses
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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
  • Aunt Polly came, and Tom and Sid and Mary sat with her—Tom being placed next the aisle, in order that he might be as far away from the open window and the seductive outside summer scenes as possible.
    Chapter 5 (4% in)
  • Tom tried one or two other seductions; but they failed, too.
    Chapter 16 (19% in)
  • He made a plausible excuse; but his real reason had been the fear that not even the secret would keep them with him any very great length of time, and so he had meant to hold it in reserve as a last seduction.
    Chapter 16 (37% in)

There are no more uses of "seduce" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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