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enticement

[en-tahys-muh nt] /ɛnˈtaɪs mənt/
noun
1.
the act or practice of enticing, especially to evil.
2.
the state of being enticed.
3.
something that entices; allurement.
Origin of enticement
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French; see entice, -ment
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  • Her eyes were full of half serious reproach, of laughter and enticement.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • He struggled against the enticement that lay in this peculiarity.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • He took her hand to kiss, but she bent forward with a look of enticement.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • Those whose hearts are pure do not act up to the enticement of the wicked.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • What earthly basis can there be for the enticement it holds out to him?

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • What use is in't, sweet Prue, when all the magic and enticement is gone from it?

    Judith Shakespeare William Black
  • It was—nor will I give up such satisfaction, for any enticement that can offer.

    Next Door Neighbours Elizabeth Inchbald
Word Origin and History for enticement
n.

c.1300, "thing which entices;" 1540s, "action of enticing;" from Old French enticement, from enticier (see entice).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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