siren song


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siren song

n.
An enticing plea or appeal, especially one that is deceptively alluring.
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Noun1.siren song - 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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Deep in his life-processes Life itself sang the siren song of its own majesty, ever a-whisper and urgent, counseling him that he could achieve more than other men, win out where they failed, ride to success where they perished.
Romance never sang to him her siren song, and Adventure had never shouted in his sluggish blood.
RISE AGAINST - WOLVES HHH HH RISE Against have provided some of the more recognisable punk rock tracks in recent years, and the albums that contained them (including 2004's Siren Song Of The Counter Culture) were more overtly political than recent offerings - including Wolves.
If more and more companies are responding to the siren song of experimentation, doing it right may well become an important building block in gaining competitive advantage.
The award-winning guest experience delivered on our ships, coupled with a collection of innovative itineraries that cater to new markets, will combine for an alluring siren song for both our current and future guests.
The author presents his case in chapters on the paradox of uphill capital flows, the quest for safety, currency wars, the siren song of capital controls, safety nets with gaping holes, and the ultimate paradox that fragility breeds stability.
After that, who knows -- a few months hence we may be singing a different siren song.
For those who simply can't or won't resist the siren song of shopping on those Saturday afternoons next December, we suggest you have plenty of gas in the car and something to listen to.
Highlights included a simple version of Laura, a scary switch from romance to relationship ruin in Siren Song and the creepy, effects-laden title track of The Haunted Man.
Some specific topics include how marriage changed Sherlock Holmes, resisting the siren song of rationalism, and Moriarty's final human problem in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The other listed event on the card, the Salsabil Stakes provided trainer Jessica Harrington with a timely boost two weeks before her assault on the English Guineas, with the Fran Berry-ridden Siren Song.
Walsh, who rode his first festival winner on Siren Song as a 16-yearold amateur in 1995, has enjoyed considerable success at the meeting, and his big-race wins include the 1996 GPT Amateur Riders' Handicap on Garaiyba for John Oxx and two Galway Plates, on the Frances Crowleytrained Moscow Express in 1999 and the Paul Nicholls-trained Oslot in 2008.