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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of tantalize.


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  • A Bank of America call center "tantalized" their employees.

    Don McNay: Bank of America: The Whopper Giveaway

  • However, he abused the guest-host relationship and was punished by being "tantalized" with hunger and thirst in Tartarus: he was immersed up to his neck in water, but when he bent to drink, it all drained away; luscious fruit hung on trees above him, but when he reached for it the winds blew the branches beyond his reach.


  • He says many are "tantalized" by the idea that a small change can go a long way, when in reality this is far from the norm.


  • "tantalized" with food and drink, which, seeming always to be within his reach, ever mocked his hopes by eluding his grasp.

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)

  • "The possibility of surgical repair of fetal anomalies in utero has long tantalized obstetricians and pediatric surgeons." wrote Joe Leigh Simpson of Florida International University in Miami and Michael F. Greene of Massachusetts General Hospital in an editorial accompanying the study.

    Study: Womb surgery for spina bifida beneficial

  • Paul went major league today with a bursting of civic buttons and a sigh of relief from a long-tantalized baseball public.

    50 years ago, the Senators left and arrived

  • But now he had seen that world, possible and real, with a flower of a woman called Ruth in the midmost centre of it; and thenceforth he must know bitter tastes, and longings sharp as pain, and hopelessness that tantalized because it fed on hope.

    Chapter 5

  • There they crouched by the fire, the pair of them, at the end of their days, old and withered and helpless, racked by rheumatism, bitten by hunger, and tantalized by the frying-odors of my abundance of meat.


  • And Bonner, to whom speech and fellowship were as the breath of life, went about as a ghost might go, tantalized by the gregarious revelries of some former life.


  • I was tantalized by the crying of the penguins, and by the whale, evidently playful, which came so close that it spouted and splashed a biscuit-toss away.



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