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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
The prospect of New England’s demise is tantalizing for the entire league.
Some of that nervousness persisted into 2017, but the 40th was tantalizing for Democrats, offering a chance to win in a district that in 2016 chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
Quarterback Gunnar Leyendecker tantalized the Moeller defense with 133 rushing yards on eight carries.
Its many drafts tantalized environmentalists endlessly.
The audience is invited to step inside the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd, inviting them to leave their troubles outside.
And the edibles prepared and presented by many metro Detroit restaurants are tantalizing my taste buds.
The former Trinity High star has always tantalized Louisville's coaches with his potential.
The party is tantalized by an Alabama Senate race pitting the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, against former jurist Roy Moore, a controversial figure who wasn’t the GOP establishment’s first choice.
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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.
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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