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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
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.
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.
Van Brandt, on the contrary, seemed to find but little attraction in the spectacle presented by the stage.
Among the operatic attractions of that year--I am writing of the days when the ballet was still a popular form of public entertainment--there was a certain dancer whose grace and beauty were the objects of universal admiration.
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.
Not till the reserve ceases towards oneself; and then the attraction may be the greater.
Fanny's attractions increased--increased twofold; for the sensibility which beautified her complexion and illumined her countenance was an attraction in itself.
This makes it both ideal for new venues and as a replacement attraction to refresh an existing site.