Usage examples for attraction

  1. The latter doctrine is held by a large school of mystics: the acosmistic tendency of the former has had only too much attraction for mystics of another school. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  2. The ship which bore the modern Alexander soon became a natural object of attraction to the whole neighbourhood, and was constantly surrounded by crowds of boats. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. But where's the attraction? – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  4. Oh, if I could live to see Stella the central attraction, so to speak, of such a wedding as that. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  5. In May, 1873, Theodore Thomas arranged a grand musical festival in New York, of which Rubinstein was the principal attraction. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  6. Very few human faces are plainer than the one I now searched for the encouragement of which I stood in such sore need, but also very few faces, handsome or otherwise, have the attraction of so pleasant a smile. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  7. I never can see the attraction!" – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  8. It has the attraction of buried treasure; the charm of getting something for nothing. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  9. The attraction seemed the greater violence, the more irresistible, and the more unknown. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  10. There is no power of attraction, in the air that is in the room, to draw in the air that is out of doors, through the crevices; but the air that is out of doors, is so heavy, that it presses in, and crowds the warm and light air up the chimney. – Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] by Jacob Abbott
  11. That would be deadly, for hate implies as much attraction as love- the attraction of destruction. – What The Left Hand Was Doing by Gordon Randall Garrett
  12. And there was, of course, too, a certain element of relief in feeling himself no longer completely alone; and there was also, as Frank said later, a curious sense of attraction towards, and pity for, Gertie that held him there. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  13. One wasn't quite sure of her, and that fact had its attraction. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  14. Then they caught the figure of Mark Twain and realized that the game, for the moment, was not the chief attraction. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  15. Next is the inner ring of attraction. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)