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temptress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n temptress a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Temptress A woman who entices. "She was my temptress, the foul provoker."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n temptress A woman who tempts or entices.
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Usage

In literature:

Fool that I was to listen to the voice of that temptress, who probably was not speaking the truth.
"The Arabian Nights Entertainments" by Andrew Lang.
Her last act must be to pluck him from his temptress.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
The temptress half reclined on the sofa, a miracle of seductive grace and voluptuous beauty.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Then I went slowly back to where my temptress waited.
"Margaret Tudor" by Annie T. Colcock
Miss Pauline didn't want to be coaxed, but Nancy was a rare temptress.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Suddenly, in one mad burst of understanding, he leaned over to his magnificent temptress.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
You're a temptress, Romola.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Yet the temptress now found herself the harder to master.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
At that moment, when she was glowing with happiness, she became a most dangerous temptress.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
I have always wished to meet a living saint and play the temptress for a while.
"A Divided Heart and Other Stories" by Paul Heyse
Ah, Eve, thou temptress!
"The Silent Mill" by Hermann Sudermann
But to become a deserter in the face of such a wisp of a temptress!
"Seven Legends" by Gottfried Keller
And I remember too that it was you who began it and were the temptress.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
Captain Walton kept watch upon his brother aide-de-camp within, and would not let him yield to the temptress.
"Jasper Lyle" by Harriet Ward
She was the temptress woman, who would, as her mother had done, enslave and then forsake.
"The Daughter Pays" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
I'd be your evil temptress.
"The Hills of Refuge" by Will N. Harben
Who set you on as decoy and temptress, and what reward did you receive?
"Out of a Labyrinth" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Woman the Temptress, against Woman the Saviour.
"A Prince of Dreamers" by Flora Annie Steel
Lady Holle, so people said, was beautiful, but her beauty was that of a wicked temptress.
"Rudy and Babette" by Hans Christian Andersen
Once again, then, had she come into the life of this man who had fled from her as from a temptress.
"The Bond of Black" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Never nature cherished woman:
She throughout the sexes' war
Serves as temptress and betrayer,
Favouring man, the muscular.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith
"I know not what temptress first came to my garden
Of Eden, and lured me stern wisdom to leave;
But I rather believe that a sweet 'Dolly Varden'
Came into my rooms on a soft summer eve.
"A Romance In Real (Academic) Life" by E W Bowling

In news:

Kelly Iversen plays a farm temptress who incites catastrophe in New Village Arts production of "Of Mice and Men".
Set in a small Spanish town, this 1951 drama by Albert Lewin stars Ava Gardner as a temptress who's content to break men's hearts until the arrival of "mysterious mariner" James Mason 122 min.
Since her big screen debut in 1997's "Nowhere," we've seen Mena Suvari wholly embody teenage temptresses, virginal choir girls and artistic free spirits, but it's safe to say you've never seen her like this.
Eville is known for its barbers, its Gypsy temptresses, its Latin lovers.
King came in first with Kings Temptress and second with Fernhill Urco.
Nonetheless, the scent is overpowering, wafting up from the deck of the Temptress as we creep groggily onto the Hudson River, jovial metalheads snapping digital-camera pics of the full moon framed by the midtown skyline.
A couple of these sly concoctions of Crown Royal, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice will turn a mousy brunette into a scarlet temptress.
A Man and his Temptress.
At the movies, the fun-loving temptress has been liberating the buttoned-up clod ever since Katharine Hepburn's dog made off with Cary Grant's dinosaur bone in Bringing Up Baby 61 years ago.
Was a Chinese-American Temptress Really a Secret Agent .
Temptress of a Thousand Faces.
Was a Chinese-American Temptress Really a Secret Agent.
D-Girl Becomes Dawson's Gal … Shales Is Fat … Friends Fun … Wendie Malick, Egyptian Temptress .
I don't mean one of the temptresses of Greek myth or the thing that makes noise atop an emergency vehicle.
Some also bemoan double standard of 'boys will be boys' but women are 'wily temptresses'.
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