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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
Each time the club’s heavy door swings open, a burst of guitars and drums tantalizes the growing queue.
The massive Tuscaloosa Marine Shale covering eight million acres in Louisiana and Mississippi has long tantalized oil companies and economic development officials with the promise of a new oil boom.
Early this year, construction will begin on an extension to Orlando, as Brightline hopes to tantalize Miamians with a three-hour trip to Orlando International Airport.
But then again, the whole apartment is tantalizing!
After a year of tantalizing the press with their maybe irl relationship, it was confirmed in May 2010.
But the possibility of telling La Rochefoucauld’s story to Americans tantalized him.
That giant 93-foot glass-and-steel slide that’s been tantalizing shoppers at Aventura Mall for months is finally ready to ride.
Such details are tantalizing, suggesting that the Duchess was a figure of widespread respect and renown.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of tantalize
First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
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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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