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- (General American): IPA(key): /əˈlʊɹɪŋ/, /əˈlɝɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation): IPA(key): /əˈlʊəɹɪŋ/, /əˈlɔːɹɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -ʊəɹɪŋ
alluring (plural allurings)
- The action of the verb allure.
- 1615, George Wither, Fidelia:
- Was this poor breast, from Love's allurings free, / Cruel to all, and gentle unto thee ?
- 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
- For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.
- 1952, Daughters of the American Revolution, volume 86, page 250:
- Lookout heights and Smoky Mountains have allurings all their own.
- Having the power to allure.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile ; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
having to power to allure