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allure
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
to tempt or attract
  • To attach himself to a good family and obtain a dowry was an alluring prospect.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (5% in)
  • But he had not reckoned on a dowry; what allured him was the remarkable beauty of the innocent girl, above all her innocent appearance, which had a peculiar attraction for a vicious profligate, who had hitherto admired only the coarser types of feminine beauty.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (24% in)
  • That's very alluring to start with, for a man of no consequence and a beggar.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (81% in)
  • But we shall keep the secret, and for their happiness we shall allure them with the reward of heaven and eternity.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (69% in)
  • I was prevented, however, from making her an offer at the time by my selfishness, I was loath to part with the allurements of my free and licentious bachelor life in the heyday of my youth, and with my pockets full of money.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (32% in)
  • As for his "plan" it was just the same as before; it consisted of the offer of his rights to Tchermashnya—but not with a commercial object, as it had been with Samsonov, not trying to allure the lady with the possibility of making a profit of six or seven thousand—but simply as a security for the debt.
    Book 8 — Mitya (26% in)
  • And the worst of it was that the crazy old man was alluring and enticing the object of his affection by means of that very three thousand roubles, which the son looked upon as his own property, part of his inheritance from his mother, of which his father was cheating him.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (48% in)

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