Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of temptation.

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Examples

  • Wealth generates its own temptations, in other words, and so removing the barriers to its acquisition can overwhelm even common sense when dealing with severe financial crises.

    Harlan Green: Elizabeth Warren's Teach-in

  • Any potential escapee from Appalachia who succumbs to these temptations is robbed, murdered, and thrown in the river, but anyone who overcomes is allowed to travel on to the Clan.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The second one features a “confession” from a pastor, who says he now never travel alone lest he drawn to certain temptations … and refers to sexual thoughts/fantasies as coming from (or being?) the “evil one” … kind of makes you wonder what exactly he thinks about.

    Penn and Teller to Defend Adult Industry on “Bullshit” « Skid Roche

  • And so in the face of the careless assumption that social progress is like the internal combustion engine — once invented, it can never be uninvented — it is left to a trio of dead French blokes to anticipate the long-term temptations of a republic none had ever lived in, and which at that point was technologically all but impossible.

    The State Despotic

  • Now then is good time for the Republicans to work seriously on this problem, before they are once again in power and the temptations from the special interests once again become too great.

    Sound Politics: McCain Channels Goldwater; Moore Channels.....Kucinich?

  • A guy getting caught up in evil temptations is not.

    USATODAY.com - Pinch Hits

  • So, let us, in these next 2 years -- men and women of both parties, every political shade -- concentrate on the long-range, bipartisan responsibilities of government, not the short-range or short-term temptations of partisan politics.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • The association discovers that there are certain temptations into which children so habitually fall that it is evident that the average child cannot withstand them.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • To bear patiently these troubles and temptations, is no small advantage of prayer.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • Before we are overwhelmed by the temptation; when we most need it, in temptations and persecutions; such as is suitable to the time, persons, and end designed (Ps 104: 27).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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