Amazon is like Wal-Mart: It uses low prices to lure in shoppers and compete with other retailers.
Thus far, Walmart has tried to overcome such resistance with advertising, lobbying, the lure of jobs, and occasional threats.
Most surprising was her wise sanity, as she looked more coolly than Mapplethorpe on Warhol and the lure of "uptown."
It will take significant wooing in the brick-and-mortar world to lure them into the virtual one.
I knew that this was the only story that could lure me back into documentary filmmaking.
No lure has yet been discovered that can have any reasonable hope of imitating them.
Well, as high a flier as you are, I have a lure may make you stoop.
Fairies always try to lure human children to live with them.
And it is said that every year the lady must lure one unhappy mortal into the flood.
Tackle and lure—The albacore will take almost any lure from a sardine to a white rag.
early 14c., "something which allures or entices, an attraction" (a figurative use), also "bait for recalling hawks," from Anglo-French lure, Old French loirre "device used to recall hawks, lure," from Frankish *loþr or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *lothran "to call" (cf. Middle High German luoder, Middle Low German loder "lure, bait," German Luder "lure, deceit, bait;" also Old English laþian "to call, invite," German laden).
Originally a bunch of feathers on a long cord, from which the hawk is fed during its training. Used of means of alluring other animals (especially fish) from c.1700. Technically, bait is something the animal can eat; lure is a more general term. Also in 15c. a collective word for a group of young women.
late 14c., of hawks, also of persons, from lure (n.). Related: Lured; luring.