Origin of attraction
Examples from the Web for attraction
Fees can range from £5,000 to £20,000, the attraction being the relatability she holds with her subscribers.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was part of the attraction to the project shining a light in this bizarre blight on America?
For those who want the most out of the attraction, they can be branded with a bloody X on their foreheads.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’|Justin Jones|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Nathan and Anna met in 1894, the attraction was instant and mutual.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although extremely private, the couple has been particularly candid about their attraction and devotion to each other.Victoria and David Beckham Celebrate Their 15th Wedding Anniversary|Erin Cunningham|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In early manhood he presented a contrast to his companions because he felt no attraction to the female sex.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
In some substances, the attraction is such that they may be rolled out in very thin sheets.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
It is even somewhat lamentable, not so much for the presence of grime as because of the absence of any other attraction.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
The attraction of the agricultural colonies had brought 65,000 Argentine immigrants.The Argentine Republic|Pierre Denis
The attraction pitted against us was strong, but what of that?A Pirate of Parts|Richard Neville
British Dictionary definitions for attraction
Word Origin and History for attraction
late 14c., from French attraction, from Latin attractionem (nominative attractio) "a drawing together," noun of action from past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Originally a medical word, "absorption by the body;" meaning "action of drawing to" is from 1540s (again medical); extended to magnetic, then figuratively to personal (c.1600) qualities. Meaning "a thing which draws a crowd, interesting or amusing exhibition" is from 1829, a sense that developed in English and soon transferred to the French equivalent of the word.