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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tempt.

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Examples

  • The title tempts one to think that this may be the case, and as I am in search of such jewels as certainly constitute 'the world's best wealth,' I hope to find a few in this old-fashioned casket, especially after the specimen you have sent, and which I take for granted to be a genuine specimen of the quality (whatever be its antiquity) of the hidden treasures.

    Life and Remains of John Clare

  • She denies her feelings, but an as-yet-unseen skin tempts her towards enticing Kinan.

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  • The mention of this latter name tempts me to narrate an amusing story of old John Jacob Astor, the founder of the fortune of that family, and a man who was more noted for acquiring money than for giving it away for any purpose.

    Recollections of a Long Life

  • He is an accomplished devil, wearing the guise of a New-York man of fashion and fortune, -- a devil such as tempts every person thrown into the vortex of our daily commonplace life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • Not that God "tempts" to sin, but God "tempts" in the sense of proving or trying (Jas 1: 13-15). and -- and so. he that had received -- rather as Greek, "accepted," that is, welcomed and embraced by faith, not merely "had the promises," as in Heb 7: 6.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • When they have corn equal to their wants, or more, the bounty has no effect; for they will not buy what they do not want, unless our exuberance be such as tempts them to store it for another year.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 05 Miscellaneous Pieces

  • Sometimes temptation means putting a person's faithfulness to the test; in this sense it can be said that God "tempts" certain people, as happened in the case of Abraham (cf.

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  • To get to the classroom of the original ancestors, we must go past the station where fire tempts us with power.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • To send an arrow, you must have gone past the station of power—the place where trickster tempts you with whatever he thinks you might desire.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Turning the big five-0 tempts many of us with the alluring chance to do life over, leaving behind what was to move on to new beginnings.

    Vivian Diller, Ph.D.: Look Before You Leap: 3 Rs of Midlife Reinvention

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