physical attraction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physical attraction a desire for sexual intimacy
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Usage

In literature:

She had some beauty and he had been satisfied with her physical attractiveness, although he thought her a thief.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
She's physically attractive, very attractive, and, besides, Ross is as susceptible as a cow-puncher.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
But to me the first and chief impression of Japan is the physical attractiveness of the people.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Except her physical beauty (of which we do not hear much), there is not one attractive point in her.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
Hence, logically, intellect and physical force were exalted above the intuition of conscience and attractive charm.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
He was of Italian parentage and was remarkable for his great physical attractiveness.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Love should include intellectual congeniality and spiritual sympathy, as well as physical attraction.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
Valentia was the only woman for whom he had ever felt, besides the physical attraction, a kind of indulgent tenderness.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
Jim was a new type, and she admitted that he attracted her, but his attraction was largely physical and sometimes she felt repelled.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
It was impossible to say she had any definite physical attractions, although her eyes were not bad.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
But his physical attraction is all gone.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
Any other form of attraction was more welcome to him than a purely physical one!
"Berenice" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
In the larger field of public life a woman without the protection of a husband's name has a hard lot if she has physical or other attractions.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley
And if the physical attraction were strong enough, wasn't that sufficient to hold two people together?
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Was he putting too much importance on the physical attractions that had made him take her?
"The Buttoned Sky" by Geoff St. Reynard
The waning of physical attraction.
"The Intelligence of Woman" by W. L. George
She had never grudged May Wenlock her bright physical attractions; indeed, she had recognised them openly and to the full.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
There was a warm-blooded physical attractiveness about her which never failed to appeal to those of the other sex.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
The most successful lady readers now before the public are physically attractive.
"Work for Women" by George J. Manson
This violent enmity finding its expression in physical repulsion defeated itself, and Jenny could no longer attract victims.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
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In news:

Physical attraction may be as old as time, but new studies are beginning to uncover the science behind sex appeal.
Of all the sciences, quantum physics attracts more than its fair share of cranks.
" Pheromones measure physical attraction," Prays told KPCC, "which is an important thing, but not a factor that determines longevity of a relationship.".
Following their fetishization of rationality, Objectivists believe that sexual attraction should be based on mental acuity and emotional strength, rather than physical attractiveness .
It now covers most of physics, and has expanded to include repositories for nonlinear sciences, mathematics and computation and language LANL had many attractive features.
Readers determined attractiveness on various points, including physical looks, charming accent, and friendliness, but solid fashion sense played a big factor in the survey.
Physical attractiveness can determine success in life.
Go beyond physical exercise to offer extras that attract people to your facility.
Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women.
No, You Are Not 'Less Physically Attractive'.
Relief for escalating costs of packaging materials and an opportunity to address sustainability goals are two factors that have helped attract global attention to a new physical foaming technology for HIPS packaging.
"Hard sciences" such as physics , chemistry and math never really attracted me due to their predominantly male connotations.
Praising your youngster for physical attractiveness should be used with caution.
The physical mechanism by which one substance attracts and takes up another substance (liquid, gas, or vapor) into its interior.
LeVay is a Kinsey for our age—a renowned scientist with an expertise in the origins of physical attraction.
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In science:

Changes of the hadron masses and couplings are much interested in the hadron and nuclear physics. [1, 2, 3] Especially, the vector meson mass reduction attracts a great deal of attention because it is related to the chiral symmetry restoration.
Effective hadron masses and effective interactions in nuclear matter
For the physical fields that we consider, we assume that the particles defined in the flat coordinate system with metric ηµν are the ones which give the expected physical energy of the state, an energy which shows up for example in the gravitational attraction between these particles.
What Exactly is the Information Paradox?
During bundling, two different physical mechanisms are involved: attraction between the rotating flagella, and (2) their subsequent phase-locking inside the bundle.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
From a physical point of view, first order in time formulations are attractive, e.g. because they are most easily integrated into a Hamiltonian formulation.
Numerical modeling of black holes as sources of gravitational waves in a nutshell
Personally, I find supersymmetry to be the most attractive option for new physics at the TeV scale.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model
In the case of weak attraction strength (physical case ), bonds break and reform while the number of bonds progressively reaches its equilibrium value.
Connecting Irreversible to Reversible Aggregation: Time and Temperature
Next, we discuss a distribution, which has attracted recently [Newman (2003), Newman et al. (2006)] much attention in various disciplines like sociology, physics and computer science.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
On one hand, various realizations of NHDM are attractive to a phenomenologist because they offer a broad spectrum of new physics phenomena with little input.
Frustrated symmetries in multi-Higgs-doublet models
Link prediction in complex networks has attracted increasing attention from both physical and computer science communities.
Link Prediction in Complex Networks: A Survey
One of the leading theories to protect a scalar field from radiative corrections is supersymmetry (SUSY), which also gives an attractive solution to the (similar) hierarchy problem of the standard model (SM) of particle physics as well as the unification of the three gauge couplings.
Supergravity based inflation models: a review
Over the past decade, BH modeling has also attracted a great deal of interest in the context of high-energy physics.
Numerical simulations of black-hole binaries and gravitational wave emission
Despite the lack of evidence for SUSY at the LHC so far, SUSY remains a very attractive possibility for physics at the TeV scale.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Charm physics has attracted increased attention after first evidence for charm mixing was observed in 2007.
Brief Review of Charm Physics
Recently, these studies have also attracted the interest of the Statistical Physics community.
Viability of an elementary syntactic structure in a population playing Naming Games
WIMPs – Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (denoted χ ) are attractive candidates for dark matter and naturally arise in many theories beyond the standard model of particle physics, which were developed to explain the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking and solve the gauge hierarchy problem .
Review of Indirect WIMP Search Experiments
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