TANTALIZE in a Sentence

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tantalize
 v.  tease; torture with disappointment; bait someone by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied
Classic Sentence:
1  Steerforth was considerate, too; and showed his consideration, in one particular instance, in an unflinching manner that was a little tantalizing, I suspect, to poor Traddles and the rest.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
2  Gently he insinuates his vast bulk among them again and revels there awhile, still in tantalizing vicinity to young Lothario, like pious Solomon devoutly worshipping among his thousand concubines.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
3  Yet in this very repugnance to all his circumstances Pierre found a kind of tantalizing satisfaction.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I
4  "Soon's Ah kick dis black trash outer mah way," answered Mammy loudly, swinging the carpetbag at a black buck who loitered tantalizingly in front of her and making him leap aside.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence:
1  Tom loved to tantalize his younger brother with candy; he knew the boy was forbidden to have it.
2  Give the dog the bone don't tantalize him.