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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of tempt.


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  • 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.


  • 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 -

  • 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.

  • What would become of me if I should be again tempted?

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • I'm not even tempted, which is weird because I'm the type of person who actively goes in search of spoilers for my favorite tv shows.

    Booking Through Thursday - Dessert First?

  • And yet, everytime I walk into Kalustyan's I'm tempted, which is why I've got four unopened bags of rice in my cabinet.

    Forbidden Rice Pilaf


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  • Quick, click tempted-sic, Rik!

    December 28, 2010

  • 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 -
  • 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.



    December 28, 2010