allurement


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Synonyms for allurement

Synonyms for allurement

attractiveness

the power to entice or attract through personal charm

the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)

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The danger being the allurement to people, particularly children, to jump or dive off the railings'.
The practice of allurement, or providing "inducements" to the poor in return for their conversion to Christianity, is quite common, and many missionaries readily admit using it.
This strategy carries with it an ambivalence which Bauman designates in terms of horror and allurement: "The horror of the new situation is that all diligent work of construction may prove to be in vain; its allurement is the fact of not being bound by past trials, being never irrevocably defeated, always "keeping the options open'" (Life 88).
1994 "The Allurement of Ethnonationalism in Nigeria Politics: The Contemporary Debate.
Hollm's text, by contrast, is an allurement to scholarship, suggesting that a reasonable median between texts written for professors and texts written for students is certainly discoverable.
Is there an allurement which does not deceive, a word which is not pure reason, yet which truly reveals?
The tragedy of all tragedies is this that a woman is taken as an object of lust and a casual means of pleasure, and for that reason, there are rampant cases of allurement, kidnapping, abduction, rape and adultery all over the world.
Sidney composed his eloquent defense of imaginative literature against charges of time-wasting, prevarication, and allurement to vice.
Hovey writes in his opening chapters that Morgan made it to the top of the financial mountain "with his allurement of the Midas touch.
The introduction by Richard Macksey testifies to the struggle that Proust had with freeing himself of the "idolatry" that plagues even great minds when enticed by the allurement of a word, a work of art, or a book.
If, however, they are motivated by threats of divine displeasure, fear, force, allurement, or misconceptions, then they should be firmly discouraged.
Money, allurement of plum position and threat of physical assaults have been effectively used by TMC to split our party.
We research and use textiles from the farthest corners of India-- Chanderi from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Dabu from Rajasthan, Bandhani from Gujarat, Brocade from Banaras, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, embroideries like Phulkari from Punjab , Kantha from West Bengal , Zardosi from Hyderabad and Lucknow , Kutch embroidery from Gujarat, and Chikankari from Lucknow to create contemporary, wearable clothes, weaving allurement into our merchandise.
But I, for one, know that tonight no blandishment, no worldly allurement can entice me from walking the measured, sure-footed steps of the pilgrim who knows that if one has Christ, one has ALL
Ansar Burney said that the local agent recruited all such crew members to work on the Makkah Madina Lome Ships with the promise and allurement of big and pleasant dreams of handsome income which are proved to wrong and the crew members are compelled to live and work under compulsive and suffering circumstances like Modern Day Slavery.