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Origin of alluring
verb (used with object), al·lured, al·lur·ing.
verb (used without object), al·lured, al·lur·ing.
Origin of allure1
Examples from the Web for alluring
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.
A lot of girls become models because there is the alluring, if distant, promise of first-class, all-designer everything.The Price of ‘Free’: Models Moonlighting as Escorts|Anonymous|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he plowed through what was then a terrifying, alluring setlist, the kids did something unthinkable.
They tout engaging plot lines, sharp illustrations and alluring wines that capture immediate attention.'The Drops of God': Wine Books You Will Actually Want to Read|Jordan Salcito|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite the alluring ubiquity of junk food, the ability to eat healthy is available to all of us, if we are willing to choose it.
There was a roar of approval from the army at this alluring suggestion.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
And then Rupert was conscious of a certain sense of impatience for Kitty's return, much as he disapproved of her alluring ways.Under False Pretences|Adeline Sergeant
But he was neither imposing, nor, on the other hand, was he alluring.
He did write a piece with the alluring name of Ajalon of the Winds, but not one line of it survives.The Death-Wake|Thomas T Stoddart
One of them was tall and majestic, and the other low, and of a shape and figure the most alluring.Imogen|William Godwin
Word Origin for allure
1530s, "action of attracting," verbal noun from allure (v.).
"appealing to desires," 1570s, present participle adjective from allure (v.). Related: Alluringly.
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.