Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tempt.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Trouble was, I had an old black crow roosting in my brain as well, telling me such a name tempted fate to do its worst.

    Heaven

  • Trouble was, I had an old black crow roosting in my brain as well, telling me such a name tempted fate to do its worst.

    Heaven

  • Trouble was, I had an old black crow roosting in my brain as well, telling me such a name tempted fate to do its worst.

    Heaven

  • Trouble was, I had an old black crow roosting in my brain as well, telling me such a name tempted fate to do its worst.

    Heaven

  • I would almost be tempted is not for the contempt she has shown for her readership.

    7 Things That Could Go Wrong On Election Day - Swampland - TIME.com

  • If the man is sane, healthy, and merely a trouble-maker, he should be paddled until the impression left upon his memory will be sufficient to deter him when he is again tempted to take advantage of his superior strength, to injure another.

    Prison Progress

  • He said many thought the word tempted out of place amid so many horrors, but that it held its true position, since few things could cause such anguish to a Christian heart as even a suggestion of infidelity to its Lord.

    The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss

  • The expression tempted me to address her, and I said I hoped she was quite well.

    A Traveller in Little Things

  • Every man, when tempted, is so through being drawn away of (again here, as in Jas 1: 13, the Greek for "of" expresses the actual source, rather than the agent of temptation) his own lust.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • [96] The word tempted here includes, of course, all trials of soul and body, such as sorrow, pain, anguish, as well as what we commonly call temptation: but it is to this last that we will now confine ourselves.

    Sermons. Volume the Second.

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  • The first example for tempted reads:

  • "I would almost be tempted is not for the contempt she has shown for her readership."
  • —7 Things That Could Go Wrong On Election Day - Swampland - TIME.com
  • First, it is taken from a comment to the cited TIME column, and this should be indicated. Second, the word is is clearly incorrect, and would better be followed by sic.

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    Rik

    December 28, 2010

  • Quick, click tempted-sic, Rik!

    December 28, 2010