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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.
See also: and, hither, yon
References in classic literature ?
Thou art a bold friar,'' said the warder, ``to come hither, where, saving our own drunken confessor, a cock of thy feather hath not crowed these twenty years.
You have this evening carried off and conveyed hither the Vicomte Albert de Morcerf.
Open wide your gates,--I deliver you the keys thereof,--open them wide to all who will give up the iniquities of the world, and come hither to lead lives of purity and peace.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.
Although, perhaps her words would have somewhat more gravitas if her songs weren't delivered with a come hither pout while thrusting across the stage in her pants.
He who was speaking to Bahrain News Agency (BNA) has expressed his delight towards the course of events and the outcomes which attested to the people's capability to divulge and impugn all false allegations concocted hither or thither.
With a picture like that, all the men are going to want to come hither, Nancy Ajram.
It's not as if the band haven't paid their dues, they've been a feature on the Irish music scene ever since their well-received debut album Hither Thither was released in 2010, and with their recently completed second album Vitreous also creating a stir, the band seem ready, and able, for that next big step.
The PCC of St Swithun~s Church, Lewisham is seeking expressions of interest from contractors with suitable conservation qualifications for the repair of the Nave and South Aisle West leaded windows of the church of St Swithun~s, Hither Green, Lewisham, South London.
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Come Hither can be forgiven her no-show at Leicester last time and is fancied to get back on the winning trail in the Racing UK On Channel 432 Apprentice Handicap.
They are now spreading these facilities hither and thither all over the place - until one day some bright spark comes up with the idea of building one place to house all the departments - a new hospital.
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has given strong message of humanity and whosoever declared himself as a Muslim should not be regarded as hither or be killed, as God knows better about the veracity of his claim, he said.
With those GIs in uniform strolling around It seemed like the movies had come to our town Baseball at the Tower Grounds, they raced jeeps on the prom And hundreds of girlfriends from hither and yon.
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.