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attraction

a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force
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Politics, literature, agriculture--the customary pursuits of a man in my position--had none of them the slightest attraction for me.
Van Brandt, on the contrary, seemed to find but little attraction in the spectacle presented by the stage.
Yet in our more temperate regions, in which the southward attraction is hardly felt, walking sometimes in a perfectly desolate plain where there have been no houses nor trees to guide me, I have been occasionally compelled to remain stationary for hours together, waiting till the rain came before continuing my journey.
in reaching the point where the attraction of the earth and moon will be in equilibrio .
Its fire, therefore, will be perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; and the projectile will soonest pass beyond the range of the terrestrial attraction. But, in order that the moon should reach the zenith of a given place, it is necessary that the place should not exceed in latitude the declination of the luminary; in other words, it must be comprised within the degrees 0@ and 28@ of lat.
It ended with the double hypothesis: either the attraction of the moon would draw it to herself, and the travelers thus attain their end; or that the projectile, held in one immutable orbit, would gravitate around the lunar disc to all eternity.
One single hypothesis of the observers of Long's Peak could ever be realized, that which foresaw the case of the travelers (if still alive) uniting their efforts with the lunar attraction to attain the surface of the disc.
It was just this contrast with her own position that was for Kitty the great attraction of Mademoiselle Varenka.
But the principal attraction was the exhibition of the Long Noses, a show to which Europe is as yet a stranger.
The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness.
It had been an irresistible attraction before ever his eyes opened and looked upon it.
Highbury, that airy, cheerful, happylooking Highbury, would be his constant attraction." Highbury, with Mrs.