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tempt

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To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
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Etymology

From Old French tempter (French: tenter), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] temptare.

Verb

Infinitive
to tempt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tempt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice.
    She tempted me to eat the apple.
  2. (transitive) To attract; to allure.
    Its glossy skin tempted me.
  3. (transitive) To provoke something; to court.
    It would be tempting fate.

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