Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tempten, tenten, from OF. tempter, tenter, F. tenter, fr. L. tentare, temptare, to handle, feel, attack, to try, put to the test, urge, freq. from tendere, tentum, and tensum, to stretch. See Thin, and cf. Attempt Tend Taunt Tent a pavilion, Tent to probe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. tempter (Fr. tenter)—L. tentāre, an inten. of tendĕre, to stretch.
He couldn't resist temptation, so he had come where he was not tempted.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
The explorer did not tempt mutiny by going farther.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
It is because pain does not tempt and attract us.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
We obey, And shifting camp, set sail and tempt the doubtful way.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The girl was tempted to tell some easy fib that the rose was faded, or too fragrant; but somehow she could not.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
He was tempted in all points like as we are.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
Maybe Joyce can tempt you with a mixture she's a dabster at.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
More than once he was tempted to buy back his lost identity at any price.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
But she knew I was tempted.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The solemn beauty of the falling night tempted Kate to linger, while Eeny went on to the house.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
O beauteous devil, tempt me, tempt me on,
Till thou hast won my soul in sighs;
I'll smile with thee upon thy flaming throne,
If thou wilt keep those eyes.
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
"Why, where's that boy?... and where's the change?
He should have brought an hour ago.
Ah well, ah well... they're all alike,
I was a fool to tempt him so!"
"The Newsboy's Debt( A Victorian Tale )" by Anonymous British
But you will listen to the voice, although
The harp is silent — you who glorified
Your great, sad gift of life, because you know
How souls are tempted and how hearts are tried.
"John Bede Polding" by Henry Kendall
When blinded by thy mother's guileful charms,
Thou cam'st with Hope and Rapture in thy train,
While close behind trod Woe and ambush'd Pain,
Lurking beneath false Pleasure's tempting arms.
"To Love" by Charlotte Dacre
They kissed his cauld hands, and a smile o'er his face
Seemed hopefu' of being accepted by grace;
"Oh, doubtna," said Jamie, "forgi'en he will be--
Wha wouldna be tempted, my love, to win thee?"
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley
So must I tempt that face to loose its lightning.
Great gods, whose beauty is death, will laugh above,
Who made his beauty lovelier than love.
I shall be bright with their unearthly brightening.
"Storm" by Wilfred Owen
Half-billion dollar jackpot is oh, so tempting .
Rose Bowl has tempting pay day.
The hubs tempting Dubai entrepreneurs.
Facebook Is More Tempting Than Sex.
Among "reach" states tempting Romney camp.
" Tempting Providence" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse.
Deidre Gillard-Rowlings/Darryl Hopkins in Tempting Providence.
More Tempting Than Sex And Cigs.
Checking Facebook, Twitter More Tempting Than Sex or Cigarettes.
Checking social networking sites is more tempting than sex and cigarettes, a study has revealed.
'Bait' may sounds tempting but is mostly blah: review.
Nets Players May Find Brooklyn a Tempting Place to Live.
But it's also the same reason that at this stage, Prince Harry should know better than to tempt tabloid fate.
Free agent waters tempting Seahawks.
Looking over the concert calendar for the remainder of this season, one can't help but be impressed with the extensive variety and tempting quality of performances.
At this point, it is tempting to conjecture that this holds for eSN (t) too.
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
Due to the big interest to such generalization it is tempting to try to use these generalized algebras to the supersymmetric solitonic equations.
Generalized Grassmann Algebras and its Connection to the Extended Supersymmetric Models
It is then tempting to expect that there exists an open vicinity of B∗ included in ΩU N , i.e., that B∗ lies in the interior of ΩU N and, consequently, that ΩU N has positive volume.
Random unistochastic matrices
One may be tempted to set the location of this boundary at spatial inﬁnity, but it has been shown periodic geometries containing radiation are not asymptotically ﬂat.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Clearly, in the limit ℓ → ∞, each term of this series vanishes, and so it is tempting to conclude that S = 0.
Spectral statistics of the k-body random-interaction model