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- adj. Teasing; tempting, but beyond reach.
- v. Present participle of tantalize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very pleasantly inviting
- adj. arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach
Sorry, no etymologies found.
NASA says it has made what it terms a tantalizing discovery about the planet Mars.
Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid private-eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins, left-wing revolutionaries and the power-mongers of an incendiary era.
A possible connection to Arnondusmatijs, though tantalizing, is probably coincidence, since Elandsfontein was a common name, given to at least eight other farms in addition to Kok's (L. Guelke RLR data). back
I should have known: I'm using the word tantalizing in all seriousness.
I smiled, shrugged my shoulders in tantalizing repetition of my former action upon a like occasion and then answered brusquely:
As such, it is accorded special procedural shortcuts: it requires only a simple majority vote in both chambers of Congress, and, tantalizing from the administration’s standpoint, Senate rules permit just twenty hours of debate, so the bill can’t be filibustered.
Ooooo who doesn't want to be called a tantalizing treat by Miss Snark!
They only served to recall the tantalizing, broken bits that the records give of the picturesque life that was here -- of colonial pomp and savage dignity, of London trade and Indian barter, of English games and merriment, of colonial trials and tragedies: all this of which we know, yet know so little.
Indeed, many thought that the agency's advance notice had wandered beyond the misty borders of "tantalizing" into the dangerous land of "hype."
It also includes original content by Keir Graff, editor of REaD ALERT and Booklist Online senior editor, such as tantalizing quotes from reviews and a particular slant on what's coming up