Usage examples for temptation

  1. Against all temptation he was proof, and close against the door he leaned always, watching only for a means of escape. – A Dog of Flanders by Louisa de la Rame)
  2. Help us to resist temptation and deliver us from evil. – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  3. For when I suffered sorrow and temptation, you were always in my mind- and now you shall be at my side! – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  4. The temptation to release his feelings was too strong. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  5. For fall he did, at last, when a big enough temptation came along. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  6. He had made up his mind, and yet when he saw her, so confident of the next step, waiting for him, he very nearly yielded to a sudden temptation to make her his wife, to be sure of that, whatever else might have to be altered. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  7. Evidently his powers of resistance to temptation were small, for both hands went in- he stooped his head, and then, slowly but surely, his whole body went in under the cover and disappeared. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. But I couldn't resist the temptation after I'd seen Derry. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  9. You know what temptation is, don't you? – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  10. There he strove to look the difficulty before him in the face- to meet the terrible temptation with courage. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  11. I could not resist the temptation. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  12. He had escaped at Paris from a temptation which it was scarcely possible to resist. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  13. Then perhaps they will admit you may be good, and they will add- 'She has no temptation to be otherwise. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  14. Try as he might he could not avoid the temptation. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  15. The sight of this severe little officer was too great a temptation for Charlie Gordon. – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  16. The temptation was too strong for him, and he yielded to it. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  17. To Cesare it must have been a sore temptation. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  18. I have been trying and trying to get him back; sometimes I almost thought I had done it; but the temptation gets hold of him again, and then everything goes. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  19. This particular temptation led us into trouble. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  20. The temptation to return, and by a single throw set himself right with the world was too much for him. – The King's Stratagem and Other Stories by Stanley J. Weyman