siren call

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Noun1.siren call - the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous; "he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness"
appealingness, charm, appeal - attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
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Her bid for the heart of him and the soul of him was finer and more generous than the bid of the Game; yet he dallied with both--held her in his arms, but turned his head to listen to that other and siren call she could not understand.
Though societies have, decade after decade, been made aware of the dangers of diabetes, the siren call of a consumptive lifestyle has all but drowned out those cautionary voices.
It has been over 30 years since Spike Lee's film She's Gotta Have It became a siren call for independent women.
If people are unemployed, they will be enticed to engage in drug business as pushers or users because the siren call of profits from the illegal drug trade is alluring.
For dedicated musicians at the exhibition, the siren call was towards the Marshall lineup of speakers at Sharaf DG.
The boys are unable to resist the island's siren call to go exploring.
The siren call alerted everyone to the fact that clocking-in time at any one of the numerous factories and firms, including Ashmore, Benson & Pease, Head Wrightson and Dorman Long, was just three minutes away.
Every siren call, my grandmother stands at her picture window
But to listen to those offering a siren call to some vague, undefined future outside the European Union would be making a terrible mistake.
Ms Haley called on Americans to resist the temptation "to follow the siren call of the angriest voices".
During the walk, ystanbul city lines ferryboat, who passed from the Bosporus at the moment, greeted the two leaders by the siren call.
It is now up to the health minister to resist the siren call of moneyed, vested interests and do the right thing by older Australians.