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attraction

a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force
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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 .
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.
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.
Van Brandt, on the contrary, seemed to find but little attraction in the spectacle presented by the stage.
Thoughts of home grew stronger the nearer he approached it- far stronger, as though this feeling of his was subject to the law by which the force of attraction is in inverse proportion to the square of the distance.
Later on, when each developed individuality and became personally conscious of impulsions and desires, the attraction of the light increased.
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person."
Fanny's attractions increased--increased twofold; for the sensibility which beautified her complexion and illumined her countenance was an attraction in itself.
A Peacock once placed a petition before Juno desiring to have the voice of a nightingale in addition to his other attractions; but Juno refused his request.
"I came to Canada solely because of its political attractions; its Government is the most corrupt in the world."