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Example Sentences for "tempt"

The little boy tried to tempt the kitten out of the bushes by holding out a piece of foodIt is really tempting to have another piece of cake, but I shouldn't.

The little boy tried to tempt the kitten out of the bushes by holding out a piece of food.

Bong-Cha was tempted to quit her job, and go travelling with her friends, but decided she couldn't really afford it.

The government has announced a major campaign to tempt foreign businesses to invest in the country.

It is hard to resist the temptation to buy a new car, but a used vehicle is much cheaper in the long run.

The temptation to cheat on his wife was too great for Augustin, and he ended up having an affair with a colleague.

We've been very tempted to sell our house with prices so high these days.

Housing prices are temptingly low this month.

Maja's offer to go dancing is certainly tempting, but I think I'd better work on my essay tonight.

An old proverb notes that good habits result from resisting temptation.

Bruce Barton once said When I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed that there are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.

Henry Louis Mencken once suggested that every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

Mark Twain once noted that there are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Chocolate was once considered a temptation of the devil.

Women are a particularly tempting market for the tobacco industry now because only 7 percent of women in developing countries smoke, compared with 48 percent of men.


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