- tempt fate,
- tempus edax rerum,
- tempus fugit
Origin of tempting
verb (used with object)
Origin of tempt
Examples from the Web for tempting
At first glance, it might be tempting to interpret this extravagant level of compensation as a victory for the once-humble intern.Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months|Samantha Allen|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be tempting, at this point, to say that the Internet will corrode religious authority and usher in the Great Secular Age.
It is tempting to think that Posada would be proud of how far his calavera images have traveled.
It is tempting for gay-rights advocates to imagine that a national majority is the same as a national consensus.
The column looked so tempting, like the David Brooks pieces I enjoy so much.
At intervals, tempting cross-roads branched away to mountain springs.Bransford of Rainbow Range|Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The open pantry door revealed a tempting array of Christmas delicacies.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Now it is not a tempting abode; but there are two good rooms, and I am glad I have seen it.'Cornish Worthies, Volume 2 (of 2)|Walter H. Tregellas
In an instant a huge albatross pounced down on the tempting bait, and was hooked.Peter Trawl|W. H. G. Kingston
Oh, Catherine, give me some tea; and never did I see anything so tempting as that armchair.'Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Word Origin for tempt
"inviting," 1590s, present participle adjective from tempt (v.). Related: Temptingly.
early 13c., from Old French tempter (12c.), from Latin temptare "to feel, try out, attempt to influence, test." Related: Tempted; tempting.