• English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
    English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv attractively in a beautiful manner "her face was beautifully made up"
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Attraction of spheres Attraction of spheres

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1785, the city of Paris removed bones from cemeteries to ease the overflow of dead people. They took these bones and stacked them in tunnels now known as the Catacombs. You can visit these tunnel attractions and work your way along long corridors, which are stacked with skulls and bones
    • attractively In an attractive manner; with the power of attracting or drawing to: as, to smile attractively.
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.”
  • Anthony Burgess
    “Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.”
  • Jean-Luc Godard
    Jean-Luc Godard
    “Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.”
  • Eamonn Mccabe
    Eamonn Mccabe
    “It's the boxers who attract the real women, after all, with their raw primeval strength, beautifully toned bodies and just a touch of vulnerability.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.”


In literature:

It is less attractive than many of this artist's pictures.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
Possessed of such qualities as these, Mr. Shepard very easily finds friends and is the centre of their attraction.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 6, March, 1885" by Various
It shows no reaction by attractive or repulsive powers.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
It grows as it attracts, and it attracts more strongly as it grows.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
It looked so very attractive from outside.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
It not only had attraction for its own material substance, but sent out an all-pervasive attraction into space.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
Not only should he be quick to recognize a good subject; he must be able to see the attractive and significant aspects of it.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Their natural attractions are set off by a characteristic and becoming costume.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
The ideal side of life should ever be presented in its most attractive form to the awakened soul in its near environment.
"The Ascent of the Soul" by Amory H. Bradford
He was emphatically not a man to attract any girl very readily, and Dot's attitude towards him had always been of a strictly impersonal nature.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell

In poetry:

A homestead, and horror and bareness beside,
Cut-glass in the sideboards, and carpets and chests;
The house was inflamed; this attracted the fence;
The lights swam in pleurisy, seen from outside.
"The Patient's Sweater" by Boris Pasternak
The greatest attraction is Tantallon Castle, worthy of regard,
About three miles distant to the eastward;
Which in time of war reoeived many a shock,
And it's deemed impregnable and built on a perpendicular rock
"Beautiful North Berwick" by William Topaz McGonagall
Tae sae that he likes it would jist be a lee—
But ye ken that the big thing attracts aye the wee—
An' the lass that cares nocht 'bout her heart an' her heid,
Tak's care that her crinoline's weel spread abreed.
"Crinoline" by Janet Hamilton
Says Polly Crump: "A gummy grin
Don't help to make one's business active;
We gels wot gains our bread by sin
Have got to make ourselves attractive.
I hope yer dentist was no rook?"
Says I: "A quid is what he took."
"The Front Tooth" by Robert W Service
If now and then a ray divine
With sweet attractive lustre shine,
And upward tempt her half expanded wings:
The pains or appetites of sense Retard her flight with fair pretence,
And chain her joyless down to trifling things.
"A Complaint of the Mind" by Ann Steele
No longer do I love a boy. I have kicked aside harsh torments;
From grievous hardships I have gladly escaped;
I am set loose from longing by fair-wreathed Kythereia.
As for you, my boy, you have no attractiveness in my eyes.
"Fragments - Lines 1337 - 1340" by Theognis

In news:

"What has happened may actually change the perception of how attractive it is to live near the water," said A.
Quality + environmental responsibility increase attractiveness of US manufacturing.
Physical attraction may be as old as time, but new studies are beginning to uncover the science behind sex appeal.
Florida Sportsman staff and captains talk lure noise factors — clacks, knocks, rattles — that are ultimately designed, intended, and do attract and trigger fish via sound.
Travelers to New Zealand who are looking for an even more exotic experience can sample a bit of Antarctica at a new attraction just outside Auckland .
In the 1970s, the castle became a public attraction.
Senior age discounts attract young cheaters.
San Diego Attracts Take Control, Son of Azeri .
Norfolk has yet to attract a big-league sports franchise.
Will fresh-baked baguettes attract the French to McCafes.
What's the bigger Roman attraction.
Now in its 25th year as a non-profit, the BAC in Wynwood Arts District is dedicated to attracting emerging and mid-career artists in South Florida.
Increasing Female Attraction With Coleus forskohlii Root and Black Tea.
For the independent-minded with an entrepreneurial bent, it's an attractive alternative to 9-to-5.
Ericka has taken her music to 11 states and five countries, and she is a popular attraction during the dinner hour at the Westport Winery.

In science:

The random attractor defined in only weakly attracts (i.e. attracts in probability) all random closed sets inside its fundamental neighborhood.
The random case of Conley's theorem: II. The complete Lyapunov function
By the definition of omega-limit set, it is clear that ΩD pull-back attracts D , so A1 ∪ A2 pull-back attracts D .
The random case of Conley's theorem: III. Random semiflow case and Morse decomposition
Moreover, since orbits near 0 in K+ move away from the origin (i.e. {0} is unstable), it is also conjectured in that a(ω) is attracting in K+ (symmetrically, −a(ω) is attracting in K− ).
The random case of Conley's theorem: III. Random semiflow case and Morse decomposition
The following lemma is an analogous of Lemma 6 in when the random walk in the domain of attraction of a stable Levy motion is replaced by a random walk in the domain of attraction of a fractional Brownian motion Note that the case of walks in a L2 scenery was considered by Wang.
Convergence of dependent walks in a random scenery to fBm-local time fractional stable motions
The theory of random attractors has different notions of attraction, amongst them pullback attraction and weak attraction.
Criteria for strong and weak random attractors