(a.) Having the power or quality of attracting or drawing; as, the attractive force of bodies.
(a.) Attracting or drawing by moral influence or pleasurable emotion; alluring; inviting; pleasing.
(n.) That which attracts or draws; an attraction; an allurement.
(1) Osteoporosis and its treatment have attracted much attention in recent years, especially since the widespread recognition of its association with the menopause.
(2) The last stems from trends such as declining birth rate, an increasingly mobile society, diminished importance of the nuclear family, and the diminishing attractiveness of professions involved with providing maintenance care.
(3) In view of many ethical and legal problems, connected in some countries with obtaining human fetal tissue for transplantation, cross-species transplants would be an attractive alternative.
(4) So I am, of course, intrigued about the city’s newest tourist attraction: a hangover bar, open at weekends, in which sufferers can come in and have a bit of a lie down in soothingly subdued lighting, while sipping vitamin-enriched smoothies.
(5) Older women and those who present more archetypically as butch have an easier time of it (because older women in general are often sidelined by the press and society) and because butch women are often viewed as less attractive and tantalising to male editors and readers.
(6) Synthetic N-formylmethionyl peptides are chemotactic attractants for human polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
(7) The Chinese model of development, which combines political repression and economic liberalism, has attracted numerous admirers in the developing world.
(8) But with the advantages and attractions that Scotland already has, and, more importantly, taking into account the morale boost, the sheer energisation of a whole people that would come about because we would finally have our destiny at least largely back in our own hands again – I think we could do it.
(9) A viral aetiology for this group of diseases remains an attractive but unsubstantiated hypothesis.
(10) The strongest field distortions and attractive forces occurred with 17-7PH stainless steel clips.
(11) Bar manager Joe Mattheisen, 66, who has worked at the hole-in-the-wall bar since 1997, said the bar has attracted younger, straighter crowds in recent years.
(12) As for fish attractiveness, motion, freshness, size, color and species were found as important parameters in the food-preference mechanism.
(13) "That attracted all the wrong sorts for a few years, so the clubs put their prices up to keep them out and the prices never came down again."
(14) His coding talent attracted attention early: a music-recommendation program he wrote as a teenager brought approaches from both Microsoft and AOL.
(15) In a BBC Radio 4 performance that attempts to underline his status as a normal bloke – although he admits he was too "square" to attract a girlfriend at university – Miliband's luxury item is a weekly chicken tikka masala from his local north London Indian takeaway.
(16) But it has already attracted attention for paying some deferred bonuses early in the US to avoid a hike in tax rates.
(17) Cuadrilla's admission comes after more than a fortnight's protests at the Balcombe site, which have attracted international attention.
(18) Although selenium deficiency in livestock is consequently now rare in Oregon, selenium-deficient soils and attendant selenium deficiency conditions have been reported near the Kesterson Wildlife Refuge in the Northern part of the San Joaquin Valley, California, where, paradoxically, selenium toxicity in wildfowl, nesting near evaporation ponds, occurred and attracted wide attention.
(19) It has been a place of pilgrimage for many centuries and a tourist attraction probably since Roman times.
(20) A nine-year-old Scottish girl who attracted two million readers to a blog documenting her school lunches , consisting of unappealing and unhealthy dishes served up to pupils, has been forced to end the project after the council banned her from taking pictures of the food in school.
(superl.) Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
(superl.) Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
(superl.) Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.
(superl.) Mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
(superl.) Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant.
(adv.) In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
(1) As a Native American I am pretty sensitive to charges of racism and white supremacy,” the Oklahoma congressman added.
(2) Not making a sound for 24 hours pretty nearly killed me.
(3) The conclusion is to warn the orthopaedic surgeons to look carefully what model is behind the pretty coloured results.
(4) It may unsettle Exxon Mobil a little but they are pretty experienced now and I don’t think they would derail anything,” she said.
(5) United and West Ham are on similar runs and can feel pretty happy about themselves but are not as confident away from home as they are at home and that will have to change if they are to make ground on the top teams.
(6) When you hear the name Jesus, is the first image that comes to mind a dewy-eyed pretty boy with flowing locks?
(7) We’ve got a lot of work to do but I’m feeling pretty confident.
(8) Some offer a range, depending on whether you think you're a bit of a buff, and know a pinot meunier from a pinot noir and what prestige cuvée actually means or you just want to see a bit of the process and have a nice glass of bubbly at the end of it, before moving on to the next place – touring a pretty corner of France getting slowly, and delightfully, fizzled.
(9) No one condones what happened in the 70s, but I think this is pretty appalling."
(10) Which is good news for anyone who likes this kind of thing (which is, let's face it, pretty much everyone.
(11) Woodall added: “Pretty much everything [is a potential source for what we found].
(12) There's no doubt Twitter is, for those who are into that kind of thing, a first-class social networking medium (the proof: pretty much every other social networking site, including Facebook, has tried to buy it and, having failed, adopted a whole raft of blatantly Twitter-like features of their own).
(13) Pretty much every major toy brand, as well as apps like Angry Birds and Talking Friends, are spawning “webisodes” on YouTube as well as traditional ads, which often sit side-by-side within the same channel.
(14) She said the UK law on assisted suicide infringed Pretty's human rights, under article two of the European convention – the right to life.
(15) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Terms and Conditions May Apply – trailer It’s pretty simple, really.
(16) Parties are a tedious chore, while sponsorships are pretty tiresome too: can you remember the key messaging about that motor oil you agreed to plug to the nearest reporter?
(17) Chelsea might recover under similar circumstances, but I reckon they need a pretty big overhaul.
(18) I’ve seen Ukip both at home and abroad, and I’m sorry to say they’re pretty amateur.
(19) "I have always been of the view that it is a false dichotomy, and one that is pretty much built-in by our education system unfortunately," he said this weekend.
(20) Facebook Twitter Pinterest A bus belching smoke in Bogotá Pretty dirty.