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- n. The act of tantalizing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of tantalizing, or state of being tantalized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of tantalizing, or the state of being tantalized. Also spelled tantalisation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
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Everyone is initially skeptical about the taste bud tantalization they are about to receive.
Just as a goodly store of water at Watford would be a tantalization to thirsty London if it were not brought into town for its use, so any amount of news accumulated at Printing-house
And even if so, the tantalization will only be greater if she has to live through another couple of days before cloistering herself to read it.
And this thought it must have been which suggested to Ahab that wild exclamation of his, when one morning turning away from surveying poor Queequeg — “Oh, devilish tantalization of the gods!”
For the sheer power of the self-tantalization I joined him late in his journey and followed him as he approached the Temple of Ghanghesha.
Like many excellent people, he seemed possessed with a spirit of tantalization, which might easily, at a casual glance, be mistaken for malevolence.
Their honors were too short-lived, and too circumscribed, to be much more than a lively tantalization, to be remembered with disgust by those who had worn them.
Here, at length, after sufficient tantalization by its means, Marlboro 'venturously intruded himself every day.
It was their second kiss and they both thrilled from head to foot with this tantalization of the hunger of their love.
It came then -- that dancing sprite of tantalization -- and joyously abandoned itself to the strings of the violin, so that David knew, of a surety, what a beautiful song it was.
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