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allurement

[uh-loo r-muh nt] /əˈlʊər mənt/
noun
1.
fascination; charm.
2.
the means of alluring.
3.
the act or process of alluring.
Origin of allurement
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; allure1 + -ment
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  • "If I give her to them, she will never be a widow," was the allurement there.

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    Amy Carmichael
  • The good God has given you love, the only allurement in life.

  • It is a peaceful scene, not without something of allurement.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • She gets the charm and the allurement of the growing bud on life's tree.

    The Family and it's Members Anna Garlin Spencer
  • This is the allurement of war, its persistent illusion, perhaps.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • Her mediumship, so vital to the world, so sacred in his eyes, had but added to her allurement.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • The proud title which ye would offer me holds no allurement to my tastes.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • And yet such things had been his one allurement as a young man.

    Rene Mauperin

    Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • Of all these tales, those of the border naturally had most allurement.

  • And yet association with him presented the allurement of a dangerous adventure.

Word Origin and History for allurement
n.

1540s, "means of alluring;" see allure + -ment. Meaning "act of alluring" is recorded from 1560s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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