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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TEMPTATION

The money must have been too great a temptation to him and to Fred.

No ambition, no temptation, lures her to thought of foreign dominions.

I will not make it a hypocrisy to say, 'Lead us not into temptation.'

But now with every sip of wine the temptation came stronger and stronger.

It never occurred to her that the girl might have been tempted to steal—and had not resisted the temptation.

The man who had saved her from death had yielded to temptation.

Then if things went well—the temptation was strong that stormy afternoon.

One of the most delightful things about temptation is yielding now and then.

Chip hated himself for replying so, but the temptation mastered him.

I woke then, and the struggle had ceased—the temptation had passed.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French temptation (12c., Modern French tentation), from Latin temptationem (nominative temptatio), from past participle stem of temptare (see tempt).

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