verb (used with object), al·lured, al·lur·ing.
verb (used without object), al·lured, al·lur·ing.
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Examples from the Web for allure
Marston wrote that Wonder Woman needed “all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.”Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Carrie Bradshaw was so pivotal in creating the allure of the New York City woman,” Arora says.
But that may just add to the allure for these fledgling leaders.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“[David] is the most wonderful man I have ever met,” she said in a recent interview with Allure.Victoria and David Beckham Celebrate Their 15th Wedding Anniversary|Erin Cunningham|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the Chilean goal exposed to him in all its allure, he hit the ball with his shin—his canilla, as Busquets would call it.
Half the business, my dear, is to know how to please and flatter and allure people.The Gypsies|Charles G. Leland
Temptations and enticements were not wanting to allure us from the encampment, and pleasure in many shapes appeared on every side.
Therefore, behold I will allure her, and will lead her into the wilderness: and I will speak to her heart.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Much less should the industrial and commercial life of England allure us as if to provoke a like manner of life in ourselves.The Arena|Various
And last night we spread these nets, to catch such simple birds as our calls should allure into the snare.The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha|Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
British Dictionary definitions for allure
Word Origin for allure
Word Origin and History for allure
c.1400, from Anglo-French alurer, Old French aleurer "to attract, captivate; train a falcon to hunt," from à "to" (see ad-) + loirre "falconer's lure," from a Frankish word (see lure), perhaps influenced by French allure "gait, way of walking." Related: Allured; alluring. The noun is first attested 1540s; properly this sense is allurement.