[ UK /tɛmptˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /tɛmˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
    he felt the temptation and his will power weakened
  2. something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
  3. the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
    his enticements were shameless
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How To Use temptation In A Sentence

  • It sparked to life in the second act, when the symbolism gave way to themes of lust and sexual temptation.
  • So there is a perennial temptation to appeal to the idea of arbitrariness when discussing the alleged informational nature of some biological causation. Biological Information
  • This was physical attraction, sexual temptation, nothing more.
  • Selling alcohol at truck stops is an unnecessary temptation for drivers.
  • Why, you try cutting them out, stop eating them, avoiding temptation.
  • For any company the temptation to squirrel away funds is powerful. Times, Sunday Times
  • I resisted the strong temptation to tell him to go jump off a cliff, and kept quiet.
  • There might be a temptation to cheat if students sit too close together.
  • Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. Brian Tracy 
  • He can't help but be envious of those in the private sector - there is the great temptation.
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