seducer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seducer a man who takes advantage of women
    • n seducer a bad person who entices others into error or wrongdoing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Seducer One who induces another to engage in sexual intercourse.
    • n Seducer One who, or that which, seduces. For a female seducer, the term seductress is also used "He whose firm faith no reason could remove,
      Will melt before that soft seducer , love."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seducer One who seduces; one who entices another from the path of rectitude and duty; specifically, one who, by solicitation, flattery, or promises, persuades a woman to surrender her chastity.
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Quotations

  • William Cowper
    William%20Cowper
    “O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.”
  • John Dryden
    John%20Dryden
    “Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Who is so firm that can't be seduced?”
  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    “To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?”

Usage

In literature:

Ne'er has my child, reckless of honor's ties With vile seducer fled!
"The Bride of Messina A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
Therefore he held that morbidly religious girls were the most easily seduced.
"Children of the Bush" by Henry Lawson
And do not be seduced by the prospect of a great naval alliance.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
Time's sombrous tints have every view o'erspread, And thou too, gay seducer, art thou fled?
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
I own, dear Fribsbi, are seducing!
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Why did God permit him to be seduced, well knowing that he was too feeble to resist temptation?
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
But could that old pauper have seduced this Ida?
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
Have you seduced Madame de Ventadour, or has her wise husband his suspicions?
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I fell in love, and I married (for, with all my faults, I was never a seducer, John).
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Harry Cook seduced me; but the specimen I saw that night disgusted me of picking locks; it brings one in contact with such low companions.
"Paul Clifford, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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In poetry:

"I know not how
He has seduced thee — ^by what wiles he made
Thee blemish thus my honour; that is past.
Thou shalt repair in part his treachery —
Thou canst be slain !"
"The King Of Sardis" by E J Rupert Atkinson
THOU fair enchantress! whose delusive charms
Oft-times have drawn my wand'ring feet astray,
Oft-times seduc'd me from Reflection's arms,
Beyond the light of Reason's sober ray——
"To Imagination" by Maria Logan
Of INNOCENCE the garb she took,
The blushing mien and downcast look;
And came her services to proffer:
And HOPE (what has not Hope believed!)
By that seducing air deceived,
Accepted of the offer.
"The Birth Of Love" by William Wordsworth
These so bewitch our foolish braines,
That nought wee force eternall paine:
And euery one in sinne remaines,
As if hell were a fable vaine.
Alas wee are seduced so,
That all true heartes do bleede for woe.
"Of the vanitie of this life" by Humfrey Gifford
But think of the storms that must break o'er his head,
Of the snares that encompass the path he must tread,
Of the joys that seduce, of the wrongs that assail,
Thy guidance is feeble, thy efforts might fail.
"The Consolation" by Caroline Fry
Mother, did I dream He once bent above me,
This poor seducer with the thorn-crowned head,
His hands on my hair and His eyes seemed to love me?
Suffer little children to come to Me, He said --
His hair, his brows drip red.
"Good Friday, A.D. 33" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

"Seducing Charlie Barker" Tries for Woody Allen Without Woody Allen.
Even if you avoid baking all year long, there's a very good chance the allure of the holidays will seduce you into having a go at a batch of cookies.
Actress Gretchen Mol , star of the new ABC series Life on Mars, lets herself be seduced.
Seducing our hot Spanish TA for exam answers.
A simple mixed seafood grill at Pane e Vino seduces regulars with its simplicity and goodness.
Be seduced by Lady Musgrave Island.
Sansu seduces diners with unique menu, dining room.
Retail experts say these top retailers succeed at transforming potential customers into buyers by creating storefronts that seduce them by creating feelings of euphoria.
Seduced by that great street in Madison.
"Are you trying to seduce me, Miss Farnsworth.".
While Audrey wants to be a good wife, she's seduced by a young man who seems to understand her needs more than her husband does.
How to seduce a man - dailypress.com.
And so, with General McChrystal and Rolling Stone, we have the third Four-Star seduced into a damning vanity piece.
How to seduce a man - baltimoresun.com.
How to seduce a man - southbendtribune.com.
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In science:

At first sight, one might be seduced into thinking that this would be a consequence of the connection between Ising and randomcluster models, and the stochastic monotonicity of random-cluster measures as p varies; see (31).
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
The hypothesis that we emit is seducing because of the perceptual impact it induces.
Streaming an image through the eye: The retina seen as a dithered scalable image coder
Starting point for PlDoc was minimal distraction from the programming task and maximal immediate reward, attempting to seduce the programmer to use the system.
PIDoc: Wiki style Literate Programming for Prolog
In our view we must seduce the programmer to produce API documentation and internal documentation by creating a rewarding environment.
PIDoc: Wiki style Literate Programming for Prolog
Several of these finite sets form seducingly beautiful con fig urations.
Gleason, Kochen-Specker, and a competition that never was
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