• WordNet 3.6
    • n seduction enticing someone astray from right behavior
    • n seduction an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Seduction Any successful enticement to engage in some sexual activity, especially intercourse.
    • Seduction That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.
    • Seduction The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; enticement to fail in some duty.
    • Seduction The offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seduction The act of seducing; enticement, especially to evil; seductive influences: as, the seductions of wealth.
    • n seduction The act of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity.
    • n seduction Specifically, in law: The tort committed against a woman, or against her parent or master, by enticing her to surrender her chastity, In some jurisdictions (by statute), the criminal offense of so doing, especially under promise of marriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seduction act of seducing or enticing from virtue, any enticement to evil: the act of fraudulently depriving an unmarried woman of her chastity
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    “Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.”
  • Jean Giraudoux
    Jean Giraudoux
    “The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is the example of the eternal seductiveness of life.”
  • John Morley
    John Morley
    “Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.”
  • George W. Ball
    George W. Ball
    “Nostalgia is a seductive liar.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. seductio,: cf. F. séduction,. See, Seduce
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. seducĕrese-, aside, ducĕre, ductum, to lead.


In literature:

There is much that is seductive in our life, but I think it is not upon the higher impulses of our nature that such seductions act.
"Sketches and Studies" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
She was young and vain, and the world was gay and seductive.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
Nothing seems more seductive in his eyes than freedom of conscience, and nothing proves more painful.
"The Grand Inquisitor" by Feodor Dostoevsky
I never had been away from home, and that word "travel" had a seductive charm for me.
"Roughing It, Part 1." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Gervaise didn't understand this because she no longer found Lantier seductive.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
How he met the softness, the grace, the seduction of a woman who was an expert in all the arts of fascination he never knew.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Let me be heard, and let me tell the simple story of my seduction.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
The Chestnut was a slow beginner; that was a trait which even Allis's seductive handling had failed to eradicate.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
To her, his voice was no less seductive than it had been sixteen years earlier.
"Casanova's Homecoming" by Arthur Schnitzler
The expression on his face was bland and seductive.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
He yielded not; adamantine to the seductive lure, he picked up his heels and ran.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
Lord Lyttelton, finding every plan of seduction fail, now rested his only hope of subduing my honour in the certainty of my husband's ruin.
"Beaux and Belles of England" by Mary Robinson
It is another style of writing, less seductive, perhaps, than that of the Moorish romances, in spite of their lack of vivacity and their bad taste.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
The corruptions of the age, the seductions of power, and the evil influence of Cleopatra paralyzed a nature capable of better things.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
The seduction progress is more delightful to him, he says, than the crowning act.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Women could gratify their social wants without seductive excitements.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
In his earlier youth he had been surrounded with seductive pleasures, as Louis XIV.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
I am not more a devil than others in the end I aim at; for when I have carried my point, it is still but one seduction.
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
MADGE WILDFIRE, a pretty but giddy girl in the "Heart of Midlothian," whom seduction and the murder of her child drove crazy.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
And the multifariousness of her seductive charm!
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett

In poetry:

But, in the midst and towering high,
The tree of Evil and of Good
Proved more seductive to the eye
Than all the trees of Eden's wood.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
'Tis wine that cheers the soul of man,
With subtle and seductive flow;
It warms the heart, as naught else can,
And banishes regret, and woe.
"Love And Wine" by Thomas Frederick Young
When the seductive mouth enchants
It should be fresh, your speech pleasant;
For your office as lover it's not good
That many tears come from your face.
"Sleep Peacefully" by Alfonsina Storni
And caught seductive tokens of a voice
Half maddened with the dim, delirious themes
Of perfect Love, and the immortal choice
Of starry faces—Astral dreams!
"To Henry Halloran" by Henry Kendall
How can I work, when that seductive sky
Smiles through the window, beautiful and bland,
And seems to half entreat and half command
My presence out of doors beneath its eye?
"Indolence" by Robert Fuller Murray
The rocky knoll to the south is a most seductive place,
And in the hotel there visitors will find every solace;
And the flower-decked cottages are charming to see,
Also handsome villas suitable for visitors of high and low degree.
"Beautiful Comrie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A Midsummer lark and a seductive Cleopatra fire Shakespeare at the park.
Plus, seductive cork portraits from London and a California vintner and equinophile establishes a wildlife refuge.
Curb appeal, sidewalk seduction or pavement presence.
The Seductive Dream Of Standing Your Ground.
Sure, her music is sinuous and seductive.
Cynthia Tucker — Media focus on the wrong seduction by Petraeus.
Seductive Saskatchewan a prairie delight .
Senior US officials who have read emails exchanged by the top US commander in Afghanistan and a Florida socialite say they were not sexually explicit or seductive.
Songs Of Seduction Under The Sea.
The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk.
Girl's former coach arrested on seduction charges.
Are You Susceptible To ' Seduction By Contract'.
Seduction of the human race.
We Christians are well aware that Satan started the lie that man could become a god, and that was the cornerstone of the seduction of the human race (Genesis 3:1-5).
Don McKellar Tapped as Replacement for 'La Grand Seduction ' Remake.

In science:

Venn symmetry and prime numbers: a seductive proof revisited.
A New Rose : The First Simple Symmetric 11-Venn Diagram
For those struggling to understand complicated phenomena like the active nucleus of NGC 4258, with its beautifully precise maser spots orbiting in a thin, warped disk, these machines seem to offer the seductive possibility of creating a detailed and comprehensive simulation.
Numerical Models of Accretion Disks
The great seduction of a First Muon Collider is that the cross section for the reaction µ+µ− → H , direct-channel formation of the Higgs boson, is larger than the cross section for e+e− → H by a factor (mµ/me )2 ≈ 42, 750.
Physics with a Millimole of Muons
The spherical symmetry is quite seductive, and it is easy to forget that there should be nothing particularly special about that symmetry.
Oblate, Toroidal, and Other Shapes for the Enhancon
Beyond this seductive mathematical aspect, exclusion models are arguably relevant for the modelling of limit order market.
Exclusion particle models of limit order financial markets