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Origin of temptation
OTHER WORDS FROM temptationtemp·ta·tion·al, adjectivenon·temp·ta·tion, nounpre·temp·ta·tion, nounsu·per·temp·ta·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for temptation
So, if you can overcome the temptation to think of the wave-function as a real object, there is nothing funny going on here.Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic|Sabine Hossenfelder|September 3, 2020|Nautilus
I think dating apps make it incredibly difficult to have real, stable, substantive relationships, because there’s so much temptation.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
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.Learning will change with COVID-19’s social distancing|Rachel Kehoe|April 9, 2020|Science News For Students
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.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That makes for unparalleled wines, but also for the dangerous temptation to label every variety as unique.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that temptation should be avoided, in the interest of basic honesty.Conor Oberst and the Myth of the Woman Who Cried Rape|Amanda Marcotte|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pelosi is one of many politicians who have given in to the temptation of being pictured alongside a cartoon character or Muppet.Muppets, Superheroes And The Politicians Who Love Them|Ben Jacobs|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
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.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
It was within an hour of midnight, and the weather being dark and piercing cold, he had no great temptation to loiter.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens