Both entered India as commercial companies, but the disorganized condition of the Mogul empire necessitated the use of military force to protect their interests, and allured them to conquest.
They journeyed from city to city, attracted by promises of higher pay, and allured by ever-growing laurels of popular fame.
In the prospectus of Law's great Compagnie des Indes Occidentales the cultivation of silk occupies a place among the glowing attractions which allured so many to disaster.
When Tigranes had submitted, Pompey received him into favor and extended the Roman supremacy over the vassal states of Gordyene and Osroene; though he had allured the Parthian king with the prospect of the recovery of his old possessions as far as the Euphrates.
Knowing and doing allured him equally, and in art, which consists in doing, his efforts were often paralysed by his strained desire to know.