Definition of tantalizing
: possessing a quality that arouses or stimulates desire or interest; also : mockingly or teasingly out of reach
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As Michell establishes with tantalizing concision in the pre-title sequence, Ambrose's letters home had taken a couple of drastic turns in recent months, from enchantment to mistrust to outright terror.
There's also the fact that any similar benefits in humans are only hypothetical at this point, but that doesn't make the idea any less tantalizing to some, according to media reports.
Historically, the idea of extracting DNA from an Egyptian mummy has been a bit like trying to suck dinosaur DNA out an insect trapped in amber: a tantalizing prospect, but still more myth than science.
Cat had succumbed to the tantalizing hobby of button collecting.
The release of the 64-team NCAA tournament field Monday revealed the tantalizing potential of Super Regional matchup between LSU and the Mississippi State team coached by former LSU hitting coach Andy Cannizaro.
Those who braved the wind and the rain Thursday at Citi Field witnessed a tantalizing introduction.
Time and history march on, but Abe Zapruder’s home movie endures, a tantalizing enigma.
To be clear: there’s no indication whatever that Marriott pegged its promo to Tuesday’s election, and Marriott Rewards members get regular tantalizing offers from around the globe.
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