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 Sentences of tantalize
v. tease; torture with disappointment; bait someone by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied
Tom loved to tantalize his younger brother with candy; he knew the boy was forbidden to have it.
Sentence in Classic:
Lately, he had assured himself that the altered comrade would not tantalize him with a persistent curiosity, but he felt certain that during the first period of leisure his friend would ask him to relate his adventures of the previous day.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
Yet in this very repugnance to all his circumstances Pierre found a kind of tantalizing satisfaction.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 Context
But when he had climbed down and untied his horse from the back of the buggy and stood in the twilight road, grinning tantalizingly at her, she could not smother her own grin as she drove off.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
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 Context
On account of your rebellious manner to me I was tempted to go further than I should have done; and when you still would keep playing the same tantalizing part I went further still, and married her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Hester felt herself, in some indistinct and tantalizing manner, estranged from Pearl, as if the child, in her lonely ramble through the forest, had strayed out of the sphere in which she and her mother dwelt together, and was now vainly seeking to return to it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context