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So, if you can overcome the temptation to think of the wave-function as a real object, there is nothing funny going on here.

I think dating apps make it incredibly difficult to have real, stable, substantive relationships, because there’s so much temptation.

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It’s difficult to know what the long run holds, because when you let people loose, there’s a lot of temptation to go too far.

You wait for the lights to change, resisting the temptation to look over your shoulder.

It can be hard to resist the temptation to send messages or check my email.

For one thing, they seldom had it, and for another thing they all believed that having it would set up a temptation to spend it.

That makes for unparalleled wines, but also for the dangerous temptation to label every variety as unique.

But that temptation should be avoided, in the interest of basic honesty.

Pelosi is one of many politicians who have given in to the temptation of being pictured alongside a cartoon character or Muppet.

Although my temptation is to balk like a sitcom father—“Whaddya mean these guys are famous for Tweeting?!”

The temptation to pour his financial troubles into the sympathetic ears of these two dear women he resisted.

The young wheat, however, is still a temptation, and is accordingly punished by the Sparrows.

But to a Knight of Industry, as he knew the Count to be, a certain thousand pounds would be a great temptation.

He has a will to resist temptation, but though he may clear a small temptation, he may fall at a large one.

It was within an hour of midnight, and the weather being dark and piercing cold, he had no great temptation to loiter.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to temptation, such as: allurement, appeal, attractiveness, bait, blandishment, and coaxing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.