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Examples of tantalize in a Sentence
She was tantalized by the possibility of earning a lot of money quickly.
Recent Examples of tantalize from the Web
Feast like a king on turkey legs, desserts, craft beers, and other foods to tantalize your taste buds.
The promise of what those players and, in turn, the team could be was enough to distract and tantalize everyone.
In late 2013, tantalizing images from the Hubble Space Telescope revealed possible 125-mile-high plumes of water vapor erupting from a region in the moon’s southern hemisphere.
Now, high-tech analyses of four fossilized three-dimensional skulls provide tantalizing hints about what the beak of this iconic creature might have looked like as well as clues about the evolution of early birds.
The first earth sign of the zodiac, these celestial bulls love to have their senses tantalized: Taureans get weak in the knees for gourmet food, aromatic fragrances, and sensual massages.
Left-handed hitters slugged .735 against him, largely teeing off on that tantalizing four-seamer (.810).
His athleticism at both ends of the floor is tantalizing.
Although Aruna is still a raw prospect, having played just five seasons of competitive football, his combination of size, speed and explosiveness is tantalizing for NFL scouts.
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Did You Know?
Pity poor King Tantalus of Phrygia. The mythic monarch offended the ancient Greek gods. As punishment, he was plunged up to his chin in water in Hades, where he had to stand beneath overhanging boughs of a tree heavily laden with ripe, juicy fruit. But though he was always hungry and thirsty, Tantalus could neither drink the water nor eat the fruit. Anytime he reached for them, they would retreat from him. Our word tantalize is taken from the name of the eternally tormented king.
TANTALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tantalize for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to feel interest or excitement about something that is very attractive, appealing, etc.
TANTALIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of tantalize for Students
- Annemarie always tried … to build up the suspense and tantalize her sister.
- —Lois Lowry, Number the Stars
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