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come-hither look

A sultry, suggestive gaze or facial expression. You know I can't resist when you give me that come-hither look!
See also: look

come-hither look

an alluring or seductive look or glance, usually done by a woman. She blinked her bedroom eyes and gave him a come-hither look. She had mastered the come-hither look, but was not ready for the next part.
See also: look

hither, thither, and yon

 and hither and thither
everywhere; here, there, and everywhere. (Formal and archaic.) The prince looked hither, thither, and yon for the beautiful woman who had lost the glass slipper. The terrible wizard had sown the seeds of his evil vine hither, thither, and yon. Soon the evil, twisted plants began to sprout in all the land.
See also: and, yon

hither and thither

Also, hither and yon. Here and there, as in I've been wandering about, hither and thither, or Ruth went hither and yon, searching for her sister. These old words for "here" and "there" are rarely heard outside these expressions, which themselves may be dying out. [c. a.d. 725]
See also: and, hither, thither

ˌhither and ˈthither

(especially literary) in many different directions: When you look down at the square, you see all the people hurrying hither and thither.
Hither and thither are old words for ‘here’ and ‘there’.
See also: and, hither, thither

come-hither look

(kəmˈhɪðɚ lʊk)
n. an alluring or seductive look or glance, usually done by a woman. She blinked her bedroom eyes and gave him a come-hither look.
See also: look

hither and

thither/yon
In or to many places; here and there: looked hither and thither for the ring; ran hither and yon.
See also: and, hither

hither and yon

near and far. “Hither” means toward the speaker. “Yon” is “far away” (as in “beyond” and “over yonder”). Put them together and you've got all the territory covered. Another similar archaic phrase is “hither and thither,” meaning this way and that way, or a state of utter confusion.
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Hither Green, south-east London, was arrested last July after giving birth alone in her Malia hotel room to a boy who was later found dead.
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Leah Andrew, from Hither Green, south east London, has been charged with murder after allegedly killing her baby moments after giving birth in a hotel room on the island.
Leah Andrew, from Hither Green, south-east London, has been charged with murder after allegedly killing her baby moments after giving birth in a hotel room on the island.
Security goons ran hither and thither, while spin doctors in black Mormon suits issued statements to the effect that everyone's concerns were being taken seriously.
The skies are jammed with big planes, regional jets and smaller aircraft, including those corporate jets that whisk chief executives hither and yon.
This is a novel with strengths and weaknesses, the latter being that the narrative goes hither and yon, with diary entries and fictional short stories intermeshed.
Current scholarship about company towns generally depict workers and their families as helpless victims cast hither and yon by economic and historical forces, says Metheny (archaeology, Boston U.
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He has elevated federal deficits to new levels, and sent hither swarms of dollars to finance our spending, which are silently eating out our substance through the insidious tax of inflation.
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