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.
Facebook's proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank's ability to set monetary policy and Europe should ignore its siren call of "treacherous promises" ECB board member Yves Mersch said on Monday.
We counter thereby Amazon's siren call and defend the continued existence of real bookshops."
But this recipe has the elegant form and siren call of the classic dessert, so it absolutely lives up to its name in spirit.
They know that voters are weary after eight years of cuts, that the siren call from last week's Labour conference is chiming with communities the length of Britain.
In a joint personal statement issued through a family Foyles' new chapter WATERSTONES has acquired independent book business Foyles as it promises to help the chain fight back against "Amazon's siren call".
As early as 1977, kids throughout East Germany heard the siren call of the Sex Pistols by tuning into banned West German radio stations.
The pedestrian script sees Churchill persuading the War Cabinet to save the British army at Dunkirk, while being steadfast in refusing Viscount Halifax's siren call of a peace treaty with Hitler.
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.
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.