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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

288. [Motion Towards, Actively.] Attraction.

   NOUN:ATTRACTION, attractiveness; attractivity; pull, drawing to, pulling towards, attrahent, adduction, magnetism, gravity, attraction of gravitation.
  LOADSTONE or lodestone, lodestar or loadstar, polestar, lode [archaic]; magnet, magnetite, siderite.
  LURE, bait, charm, decoy.
   VERB:ATTRACT, adduct; draw -, pull -, drag- towards; pull, draw, magnetize, bait, trap, decoy, charm; adduce.
   ADJECTIVE:ATTRACTING &c. v.; attrahent, attractive, adducent, adductive.
  1. Ubi mel ibi apes.—Plautus
  2. The cynosure of neighboring eyes.—Milton
  3. And Beauty draws us by a single hair.—Pope