invitingly


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Synonyms for invitingly

in a tantalizing manner

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Captain Jem was a true sailor, however, and could not stand idle while anything lively was going on; so, when the piper's breath gave out, he cut a splendid pigeon-wing into the middle of the hall, saying, "Who can dance a Fore and After?" and, waiting for no reply, began to whistle the air so invitingly that Mrs Jessie "set" to him laughing like a girl; Rose and Charlie took their places behind, and away went the four with a spirit and skill that inspired all the rest to "cut in" as fast as they could.
It was the sergeant who had spoken to me, and he was now looking round at the company, with his handcuffs invitingly extended towards them in his right hand, and his left on my shoulder.
and how can I help teasing her when she's so invitingly meek and mim, when she lies down like a spaniel at my feet and never so much as squeaks to tell me that's enough?'
'Joe!--damn that boy, he's gone to sleep again.--Joe, let down the steps.' The fat boy rolled slowly off the box, let down the steps, and held the carriage door invitingly open.
Here there were lonely open spaces to breathe in freely; here the pale March sunshine stole through the gaps of desolation and decay, and met her invitingly with the genial promise of spring.
The whole of his lank cheek was invitingly before me, and I struck it with my open hand with that force that my fingers tingled as if I had burnt them.
City made a confident start, and De Bruyne bent a delicious cross behind the Seagulls defence that sat up invitingly for Jesus to meet with a powerful diving header.
Parity was restored just four minutes after the restart when John Mountney chested a Dane Massey cross ball down for Hoban and his lay-off fell invitingly for Murray who made no mistake, rifling a sizzling effort into the bottom corner.
Picture book readers with rudimentary reading skills will find it invitingly fun.
A good number of the chips were deliciously crispy, others were soft, tender and invitingly sweet.
Matlock substitute Joel Purkiss came closest to a winner when a late shot rebounded off a post, while Colwyn Bay might have won it right at the end when the ball fell invitingly for Booth inside the area, but he scuffed a great chance wide.
But with just under 15 minutes to go, the ball was rolled invitingly towards him and with a swing of his right foot, he fired an unstoppable drive beyond the dive of Heurelho Gomes.
Danger-man Jasper flicked on a long throw-in which sat up invitingly for the impressive Craig Boyle, who gleefully drilled it low into the net for the opener in the 56th minute.
UNCAPPED Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci saw the World Cup door swing invitingly open yesterday as Philippe Saint-Andre beckoned him into the France fold.
The going was tough enough but in a carbon copy scenario to last season - just a minute before half time - Town switched off once again, and when Giuseppe Bellusci's deft chip rose above Smithies and rebounded off the bar, the ball fell invitingly to Mirco Antenucci who made no mistake with the rebound to put Leeds two up.