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  • adv. In a tantalizing manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a tantalizing or teasing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tantalizing manner; by tantalizing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a tantalizing manner


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  • But with a title tantalizingly close yet remaining elusive, this caused even more heartache.

    The Seattle Times

  • To some potential readers, the title tantalizingly suggests that Boyd, an African-American who rose to become managing editor of News

  • And the name tantalizingly floated, often in private conversation with health care advocates, is Antonin Scalia.

    Justice Scalia, Not Kennedy, Eyed As Key Vote In Support Of Health Care

  • Their first World Cup title tantalizingly within reach, they failed in the final for the third time.

    Spain Beats Netherlands To Win World Cup (HIGHLIGHTS, VIDEO, PHOTOS)

  • Even with their first World Cup title tantalizingly within reach, they failed in the final for the third time.

    Spain Celebrates First World Cup Title

  • On the face of things, it seemed so tantalizingly easy.

    In the Plex

  • The hawks on the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee have appeared tantalizingly close to winning over enough colleagues to secure a rate rise in recent months, but in April their arguments for tighter policy were overshadowed by worries about the U.K.'s hard-pressed consumers.

    BOE Concerned for U.K. Consumer

  • Two groups of them, using the particle accelerator in Switzerland, have announced that they are tantalizingly close to bagging the biggest prize in physics and a possible Nobel: the elusive Higgs particle, which the media have dubbed the "God particle."

    The 'God Particle' and the Origins of the Universe

  • Before Phoenix had Steve Nash, it had Kevin Johnson, the point guard from the 1990s Suns who could be tantalizingly spectacular on one play and frustratingly willful the next.

    The Pro's Guide to College

  • The water-logged Lee was tantalizingly close to Texas but hopes dimmed for relief from the state's worst drought since the 1950s as the storm's forecast track shifted east.

    Tropical storm's outer bands pelt Gulf Coast


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