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
Wallace's potential is tantalizing due to his speed and size (6-foot-1, 222 pounds).
Despite the political hurdles, an effort to rein in prices is tantalizing for policymakers, as healthcare costs gobble up more of state budgets, employers' bottom lines and workers' paychecks.
The idea of adding a young star point guard like Irving to a team with Leonard on the wing was a tantalizing one, for all of the obvious reasons.
For decades now, the prospect of personalized cancer vaccines has tantalized medical scientists.
With Venus — the planet of love, beauty, and money — in the mix, you'll be increasingly tantalized by professional opportunities.
That should set up a tantalizing all-Russian contest for the women's gold on Feb. 21 and 23.
The idea of Trump taking on Bannon and his most loyal supporters at Breitbart is a tantalizing one politically, especially given that nearly every decision Trump has made to date has been tailored to his supporters.
The details are tantalizing: The family all worked for top Democrats, were paid huge sums, and had access to sensitive congressional data, even while having ties to Pakistan.
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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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