siren song

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Synonyms for siren song

the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous

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Many postwar painters have yielded to the siren song of the big brushstroke, their efforts all too often settling into cliche or parody.
Siren Song, by composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Nick Dear, received its North American premiere at the Banff Summer Arts Festival Jul.
You must resist the siren song of the path of least resistance and discipline yourself to do what is hard and necessary to achieve the goals that are truly possible for you.
But the nature of the siren song guiding this descent remained a mystery until now.
Because sometimes the country faces challenges so important that the best politics in the long run is to be constructive patriots in the short run--to ignore the siren song of partisanship, and look after the nation's needs.
While some of the CFR's leading experts continue to rattle sabers and appear to be beating war drums, the dominant strain in the council's media chorus is sounding the siren song of "new thinking" concerning our relationship with Tehran.
Therein, carrying capacity, ecological overshoot and diminishing resources, are left wing plots at worst, and at best, a siren song to which we should block our ears.
Yet more teams than ever find themselves unable to resist the siren song of the franchise quarterback.
But by cutting off subsidies on basic items like food and fuel, privatization is likely to make the everyday lives of Iraqis more miserable and thus more susceptible to the siren song of the insurgents.
He had his first ride in a Leopardstown bumper in May 1995 and two months later rode his first winner, Siren Song, trained by his father Ted in a bumper at Gowran Park.
workers; and the ideological siren song that has permitted the exodus of U.
OKAY, I missed this when it came out in November and was lured back to it by the siren song of Half-Life 2.
She wrote the siren song, "Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby," appeared in a cameo in the movie and recorded a duet of "I'll Fly Away" with Alison Krauss for the soundtrack.
95), Siren Song is an impressively written novel of mystery and suspense by award-winning novelist Stephen Schwandt.
Siren Song is an interdisciplinary analysis combining law, political economy, and geography.