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seduce
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

5 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
  • He'd thought all that out long ago—it might as well have been centuries—and he knew he was not going down to the refrigerator, however seductive the images coming unbidden into his head.
    1 — The Watchdog (21% in)
  • Given the same combination of gifts but other aspirations—an aspiration, for instance, to be an operatic singer—he might have been an unexceptional man: a restless farmer, a timid seducer of hired girls, a small-town choir director, a drunkard.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (21% in)
  • ...stood six feet away from her, naked, erected, advancing slowly, like a dancer (a boy he too had known from the start to be gentle and wise in a boy's way, graceful, not eager to cause him pain: whom Hodge had for three weeks watched her seducing, gently, gently, or he'd watched the boy seducing her—for who could say where the blame belonged, since each of them was playing the game by rules not clearly understood, playing it toward an outcome neither of them anticipated except in...
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (93% in)
  • ...advancing slowly, like a dancer (a boy he too had known from the start to be gentle and wise in a boy's way, graceful, not eager to cause him pain: whom Hodge had for three weeks watched her seducing, gently, gently, or he'd watched the boy seducing her—for who could say where the blame belonged, since each of them was playing the game by rules not clearly understood, playing it toward an outcome neither of them anticipated except in secret, an end they no doubt imagined would never...
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (93% in)
  • It was not her fault that he'd tried to seduce her or even that he might have succeeded, and not her fault that he was ashamed of himself—whether because he'd gone that far or because he hadn't gone all the way, he couldn't tell—and not her fault that he was wounded now by the sight of her.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (17% in)

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