Definitions of Tempted

  1. of Tempt

Quotes of Tempted

  1. If a man went simply by what he saw, he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama. – Irving Babbitt
  2. By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs. Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you. I know it's a bit of a copout. – Jo Brand
  3. I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that. – David Byrne
  4. When we bring back with us the objects most dear, and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time; but one link in the chain of affection broken, and every thing seems altered. – Marguerite Gardiner
  5. Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival. – Stephen Jay Gould
  6. For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied... whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of. – Catherine the Great
  7. When I hear somebody say 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask 'Compared to what?' – Sydney J. Harris
  8. When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as "Catch -22" I'm tempted to reply, "Who has?" – Joseph Heller
  9. Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent. Once you have yielded, you will be tempted to yield again and again... Finally, you would only produce something hybrid. – Barbara Hepworth
  10. Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. – H. L. Mencken
  11. There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do. There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted – Gilbert Parker
  12. People will always be tempted to wipe their feet on anything with 'welcome' written on it. – Andy Partridge
  13. People ask 'do you make a conscious effort not to swear?' - if you're doing silly stuff you're not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway. – Tim Vine

Usage examples for Tempted

  1. " I've been tempted that way, Betsy, but the end I wanted has been set in my mind so long I can't get it out. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  2. I wonder if he is never tempted to laugh at us. – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  3. I am tempted to say that this is the most important objection: indeed, since health is more important than wealth, I will say so. – A Girl's Student Days and After by Jeannette Marks Commentator: Mary Emma Woolley
  4. It was not perhaps the very wisest thing to risk being seen there by daylight and bring suspicion on the neighbourhood where I meant to spend two or three days; but you will presently see why I was so strongly tempted – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  5. She seemed not only astonished, but tempted – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  6. It was I that tempted you. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  7. " If you hadn't got one, Carl, I should almost be tempted to think old Corcoran had sent ours to ease his conscience," Hal announced. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  8. Sometimes he felt tempted to take it out of the water, and try whether he could see inside of it. – Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children by Julian Hawthorne
  9. We are tempted to lose it, all our lives long. – The Water of Life and Other Sermons by Charles Kingsley
  10. I am tempted to point these out myself to guide and protect the reader. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  11. Indeed, the figure is so far finer than the general run of Giovanni D'Enrico's work, and so infinitely superior to the four figures of Pilate in the four Pilate chapels, that we should be tempted to give it to some other sculptor if, happily, the Herod did not also show how great D'Enrico could be when he was doing his best, and if the evidence for its having been by him were not so strong. – Ex Voto by Samuel Butler
  12. She said this with an accent and with a look which would have tempted an angel. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. As I looked into the altered eyes of my companions, I was tempted to ask, " Look I as cross as you?" – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  14. I was tempted I suppose, and I fell. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  15. Men who are not able to control the church to which they belong are often tempted to lead away a faction in which they may be more conspicuous. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  16. One or two were tempted to ask why he hadn't drawn out his seventy- five pounds, if he had been so sure. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. And the more you are tempted the more splendid is the resistance. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  18. She was often sorely tempted – Catherine Booth A Sketch by Colonel Mildred Duff
  19. For he was confident that the curate, in the temper which was now his, must ere long come immediately upon the truth towards which he was tempted to point him. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. She had been strongly tempted when Lord Earle had spoken so kindly, to tell him all. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme

Rhymes for Tempted